Elapidae


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E·lap·i·dae

(ē-lap'i-dē),
A family of highly venomous snakes characterized by a pair of comparatively short, permanently erect deeply grooved fangs at the front of the mouth. There are over 150 species, including the cobra, krait, mamba, and coral snakes.
[G. elops, a serpent]

Elapidae

/Elap·i·dae/ (e-lap´ĭ-de) a family of usually terrestrial, venomous snakes, which have cylindrical tails and front fangs that are short, stout, immovable, and grooved. It includes cobras, kraits, coral snakes, Australian copperheads, Australian blacksnakes, brown snakes, tiger snakes, death adders, and mambas.

E·lap·i·dae

(ē-lap'i-dē)
A family of highly venomous snakes characterized by a pair of comparatively short, permanently erect deeply grooved fangs at the front of the mouth. There are over 150 species, including cobras, kraits, mambas, and coral snakes.
[G. elops, a serpent]

Elapidae

a family of venomous front-fanged snakes; includes cobras, kraits, mambas, coral snakes and hamadryads. Their poison is largely neurotoxic.
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Until recently, the genus Helicops was included in the orthodoxal concept of the family Colubridae, which comprised the nonmonophyletic assemblage of all colubroids, to the exception of the families Atractaspididae, Elapidae and Viperidae (e.
2003) suggesting a complexity in "colubrid" venom that is comparable to the highly toxic venoms from Viperidae and Elapidae.