How is the maxillary bone split in the Bolyerine Snakes described in T.H Frazzetta's "From Hopeful Monsters to Bolyerine Snakes?"
In T. H. Frazzetta, "From Hopeful Monsters to Bolyerine Snakes?" He describes boid snakes on the island of Mauritius as being unique among snakes in that they had a split jaw, connected by a joint. This was said to be an example of how continuous evolution could not be true for all cases, as what is the point of 1/2 of jaw, according to Stephen J Gould.
I dont seem to understand the pictures illustrated in the aritcle though, and how the maxillary bone is split and where it is connected to a joint. I could not find a legible picture of a Bolyerine Snake described like this, if anyone could help with understanding it with a picture that would be appreciated.
I would provide the pictures, but I am not sure if that counts as plagiarism.
Published by: The University of Chicago Press for The American Society of Naturalists, Available from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2459073