Facts on The AnimalEdit
Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. Like all squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales. Many species of snakes have skulls with several more joints than their lizard ancestors, enabling them to swallow prey much larger than their heads with their highly mobile jaws. To accommodate their narrow bodies, snakes' paired organs (such as kidneys) appear one in front of the other instead of side by side, and most have only one functional lung. Some species retain a pelvic girdle with a pair of vestigial claws on either side of the cloaca.
Living snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica, and on most smaller land masses — exceptions include some large islands, such as Ireland and New Zealand, and many small islands of the Atlantic and central Pacific. Additionally, sea snakes are widespread throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans. More than 20 families are currently recognized, comprising about 500 genera and about 3,400 species. They range in size from the tiny, 10 cm-long thread snake to the reticulated python of up to 6.95 meters (22.8 ft) in length. The fossil species Titanoboa cerrejonensis was 13 meters (43 ft) long. Snakes are thought to have evolved from either burrowing or aquatic lizards, perhaps during the Jurassic period, with the earliest known fossils dating to between 143 and 167 Ma ago. The diversity of modern snakes appeared during the Paleocene period (c 66 to 56 Ma ago). The oldest preserved descriptions of snakes can be found in the Brooklyn Papyrus.
Ax was the first Animorph to get a snake morph. In The Alien, Ax almost get's bitten by a rattlesnake. Ax acquires the snake. Marco got this morph next. He got the morph in The Discovery. He got it because David was trying to sell the Blue Box. During school, Marco takes Ax with him to stop David's e-mail from being sent. Unfortunately, they're too late, due to David's computer's clock being an hour fast. Marco acquires Spawn, David's contraband, defanged cobra. When David gets the morphing power, he Acquires and Morphs his pet. During The Arrival, Cassie got a pit viper morph off screen. Finally, in The Answer, Jake went to Arbron's Taxxons, telling them that he approves of the deal they suggested, and morphing to Anaconda to show them the possibilities that Earth holds. Visser 3 also uses a snake morph in The Forgotten.
This is the Battle Morph for Tom. This is also the Secondary Battle Morph for Marco and David. The only Animorphs not to have this morph are Rachel and Tobias. It is mentioned that one of the Auxiliary Animorphs had a rattle snake morph, but we don't know who. During the end of the series, this becomes an important morph. It what most of the Taxxons become Nothlits of.
Books Used InEdit
- The Alien (Book Ax Acquires in/First Use)
- The Forgotten (Book Visser 3 Acquires in/Unusable, Sario Rip morph)
- The Unknown
- The Discovery (Book Marco and David Acquires in/Cover Morph)
- The Solution
- The Weakness
- The Arrival (Book Cassie Acquires in)
- The Ultimate ( Book Auxiliary Animorphs Acquires in)
- The Sacrifice
- The Answer (Book Jake and the Taxxons Acquire in/Cover Morph)
- The Beginning (Last Use)
Used in 11 books.