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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (15): 2621–2629.
Published: 1 August 2012
...George S. Bakken; Samantha E. Colayori; Taihung Duong SUMMARY The pitviper facial pit is a pinhole camera-like sensory organ consisting of a flask-shaped cavity divided into two chambers by a suspended membrane. Neurophysiological studies and simplified optical models suggest that facial pits...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (15): 2539–2545.
Published: 1 August 2003
...Aaron R. Krochmal; George S. Bakken SUMMARY Pitvipers ( Viperidae : Crotalinae) possess unique sensory organs,the facial pits, capable of sensing subtle fluctuations in thermal radiation. Prey acquisition has long been regarded as the sole function of the facial pits. However, the ability to sense...