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elapid

 [el´ah-pid]
1. pertaining to the members of a family of pit vipers that includes the genera Micruroides and Micrurus.
2. any of the members of this group.

el·a·pid

(el'ă-pid),
Any member of the snake family Elapidae.

elapid

/el·a·pid/ (el´ah-pid)
1. any snake of the family Elapidae.
2. of or pertaining to the family Elapidae.

elapid

(ĕl′ə-pĭd)
n.
Any of various venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, such as the cobras, mambas, and coral snakes, having hollow, fixed fangs.

el′a·pid adj.

elapid

[el′äpid]
1 adj, pertaining to the members of a family of pit vipers that includes the genera Micruroides and Micrurus.
2 n, any of the members of this group.

elapid

see elapine.
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Other than research on elapids in southeastern Australia (Webb and Shine, 1998; Webb et al.
Death adders (Acanthophis) are terrestrial elapids who superficially resemble vipers.
Family: Elapidae The elapid family: poisonous snakes with round pupils, fast-acting neurotoxic venom and a pair of short, fixed fangs in the front of the upper jaw.
In spite of the modem classifications mentioned above, studies focused on the venom activities of snakes species other than vipers, elapids and atractaspidids were based in the orthodoxal classification, considering species currently allocated in other families as belonging to the Colubridae sensu lato (e.
The best current research apparently shows that elapids moved from the land environment in Australia to the sea on several different occasions, so Hydrophiinae is anything but monophyletic.
DEATH ADDER Unlike other elapids, this stocky Australian snake has long-hinged fangs that fold back against the roof of the mouth within a sheath of skin.