Some vipers, pythons and boas have a special organ just under their nostrils that makes them better hunters. What is this organ used to detect?

Answer Thermal radiation (heat)

Various snakes have pits or channels on their faces filled with thermoreceptors enabling them to have "heat sensing" capabilities. They can detect thermal radiation of prey as well as predators.

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