Eunectes


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SUMMARY: The anaconda Eunectes murinus (Linnaeus, 1758) inhabits large hydrographic basins in tropical America and figures among the world's largest snakes, attaining a length of 12 m.
Based on these characters and the overall large size and robustness of its vertebrae, one can envision a large, heavy bodied snake somewhat similar to the Recent green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) in size, physical build, and perhaps in habits.
Anaconda snakes (Eunectes) are top predators that catch caimans, fish, birds, and even medium- to large-sized mammals (a 6.6 ft [2 m] long caiman was once removed from the stomach of a 24.6 ft [7.5 m] long anaconda).
The yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus), only slightly smaller than its Amazonian cousin, regularly stretches across the road.
The northern species, referred to as the green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is widely distributed throughout the lowland regions of northern and central South America in the Amazon and the Orinoco river basins.
The animals analyzed were 18 three-toed sloths (Bradypus tridactylus), one two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus), one black dwarf porcupine (Coendou nycthemera), six southern tamanduas (Tamandua tetradactyla), 25 red-tailed boa (Boa constrictor), one green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), two green iguanas (Iguana iguana), and two Amazon false fer-de-lances (Xenodon severus).