colubrid

(redirected from Colubrids)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

colubrid

(kŏl′ə-brĭd, kŏl′yə-)
n.
Any of numerous, widely distributed, chiefly nonvenomous snakes of the family Colubridae, which includes the king snakes, garter snakes, and water snakes.

col′u·brid adj.
References in periodicals archive ?
Regardless, the similarity of microornamentation in the lampropeltines in general and in Pantherophis specifically stands in stark contrast to the variation in microornamentation reported among congenerics and closely related genera from other colubrid tribes, or within other families of snakes (e.
We observed the mating behavior of the neck-banded snake Scaphiodontophis annulatus (a common species of colubrid in the South Pacific of Costa Rica) in the pre-montane wet forest of Las Cruces Biological Station (San Vito de Java, Costa Rica).
Six species of colubrid snakes from California were examined for helminths: Arizona elegans, Chionactis occipitalis, Masticophis flagellum, Masticophis lateralis, Phyllorhynchus decurtatus and Rhinocheilus lecontei.
Relative mass of clutch in Pituophis is typical of that for other oviparous colubrids (0.
Seasonal testicular histology of the colubrid snakes, Masticophis taeniatus and Pituophis melanoleucus.
The most likely scenario is that banded colubrids are protected through Batesian and perhaps Miillerian (in the case of rear-fanged species) mimicry of elapid coral snakes.
What is known about activity patterns of snakes is based primarily upon studies of diurnal, medium-to-large bodied colubrids (Gregory, 1984; Gregory and Nelson, 2002; Krysko, 2002; Bell et al.
Snakes such as Tantilla melanocephala (Linnaeus, 1758), Ninia atrata (Hallowell, 1845), Leptodeira annulata (Linnaeus, 1758), Atractus torquatus (Dumeril, Bibron et Dumeril, 1854), and other unidentified colubrids, have been found in B.
Colubrids were consumed as well (Newcomb 1961; Steele & DeMarcay 1985; Steele & Mokry 1985; Shafer 1986; Steele 1986b), however, Steele & Hunter (1986) admit that the ranges in size of the snake vertebrae recovered clearly indicates that a variety of these reptiles were being harvested.
poecilogyrus may explain trends toward higher labial counts, but this is not a general phenomenon in colubrids.
Coelomic endoparasites in four species of colubrid snakes, Drymobius margaritiferus, Masticophis mentovarius, Salvadora mexicana and Trimorphodon tau from Mexico.