egg-eating snakes

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Two genera of snakes (Colubridae), Dasypeltis from Africa and Elachistodon from India, which feed almost exclusively on eggs. Elongate projections from the neck vertebrae pierce the throat, and with throat-muscle action break the eggshell, which is regurgitated.

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