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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.
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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.
Michaud EJ, Dixon JR (1989) Prey items of 20 species of the neotropical colubrid snake genus Liophis.
large colubrid snakes) when compared to herpetofaunal surveys of other Travis County sites and potential species known to occur in the county.
These signals are likely to render a calling frog conspicuous to visually-oriented predators, though only two species of pit vipers and a colubrid snake species are recorded as preying on these frogs (Hartmann et al.
Imantodes cenchoa (Linnaeus, 1758) is a neotropical colubrid commonly known as blunt headed tree snake, and shows a special ability of moving quickly among branches (Greene).
Topics will include native reptiles and amphibians, pythons and boas, colubrid snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises, crocodiles and alligators, rattlesnakes and pit vipers, venomous animals, care of captive reptiles and amphibians, reptile diseases in captivity, conservation, and reptiles of other countries.
The black pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi) is a colubrid snake that is historically endemic to longleaf pine forests, ranging from southwestern Alabama to extreme eastern Louisiana.
Texasophis (Squamata:Colubridae), an extinct,archaic colubrid snake genus, is important in that Texasophis galbreathi from the early Oligocene (Orellan) of eastern Colorado represents one of the first appearances of the huge family Colubridae in North America (Holman l984a).
Madagascar also has 7 endemic species of iguanas, a few snakes (3 boas, 8 blind snakes [typhlopids] and 50 colubrid snakes) and some tortoises.
Biogeographic patterns of predation in West Indian colubrid snakes.
The genus Ficimia Gray 1849 contains seven species of small secretive colubrid snakes, all of which are considered rare (Hardy 1975; Mendoza & Smith 1993).