Colubridae


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Col·u·bri·dae

(kol-yū'bri-dē),
A family of largely nonpoisonous or mildly poisonous snakes comprising over 1000 species, found in North and South America, Asia, and Africa.
[L. coluber, serpent]

Colubridae

(kŏ-loo′-brĭ-dē)
The largest family of snakes, widely distributed around the world; a small number with fangs at the rear of their mouths are mildly venomous.

Colubridae

a family of snakes in the class Reptilia. There are two subfamilies, the Colubrinae, which are aglyphous and therefore nonvenomous, and the Boiginae, which are rear-fanged but poisonous.
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The most frequent family among snakes was Colubridae, and Gekkonidae, Teiidae and Polychrotidae among lizards.
La familia mas rica fue Colubridae con seis especies, todos los generos registrados en este tipo de vegetacion estuvieron representados por una sola especie y la especie mas abundante fue Cnemidophorus sp.
Reptilia, Squamata, Serpientes, Colubridae, Urotheca decipiens: distribucion extension.
We analyzed phylogenetic relationships (1) of the lizard and snake families; (2) within eight families (Boidae, Colubridae, Elapidae, Typhlopidae, Viperidae, Anguidae, Iguanidae, and Scincidae); (3) within ten subfamilies (Alsophiinae, Colubrinae, Natricinae, and Psammophiinae for Colubridae; Viperinae and Crotalinae for Viperidae; Diploglossinae and Gerrhonotinae for Anguidae; and Lygosominae and Scincinae for Scincidae); and (4) within seven genera (Elaphe and Natrix for Colubridae; Agkistrodon and Trimeresurus for Viperidae; Diploglossus and Elgeria for Anguidae; and Eumeces for Scincidae).
En el orden Squamata se encontraron 40 especies, distribuidas en 20 de lagartos de ocho familias: Corytophanidae, Iguanidae, Gekkonidae, Gymnophthalmidae, Polychrotidae, Teiidae, Tropiduridae y Scincidae; y 20 de serpientes de tres familias: Boidae, Colubridae y Viperidae; el orden Testudinata con seis especies de tortugas distribuidas en seis familias: Chelidae, Emydidae, Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae, Podocnemididae y Testudinidae; y el orden Crocodylia con dos especies de la familia Crocodylidae (Apendice 1).
Snakes are represented by five families, including Aniliidae, Boidae, Colubridae, Elapidae, and Viperidae (Holman 1995).
Una Coniophanes de tamano grande dentro del genero; que tiene escamas dorsales lisas, generalmente tiene una formula de filas de escamas dorsales de 19-19-17; escamas del cuerpo sin escamas apicales; la cabeza es ligeramente distinguible del cuello, la escamacion de la cabeza es la generalizada para la familia Colubridae y la pupila redonda; la cola es de longitud moderada y las placas anales y subcaudales son divididas; los dientes maxilares son curvados hacia atras, seguidos en sentido posterior por un diastema, el cual separa dos colmillos alargados que tienen surco profundo.
Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Telescopus semiannulatus (Serpentes: Colubridae ) with notes on eimerian coccidia from snakes of eastern Kenya.
The cannibalism is a reported phenomenon for snakes of the families Colubridae, Elapidae and Viperidae (Polis and Myers 1985, Engeman et al.
La familia mas rica en especies fue Colubridae y el genero mas rico Norops.
The Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis ruthveni), first described by Stull (1929), is a large-bodied constrictor of the family Colubridae and until recently was considered one of 15 subspecies of Pituophis melanoleucus (see Sweet & Parker 1990; Collins 1991; Crother et al.