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.
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Source of Number of Species of snakes samples samples Viperidae Deinagkistrodon acutus Guangzhou 5 Elapidae Bungarus multicinctus Guangzhou and 13 Shenzhen Naja atra Guangzhou 28 Colubridae Dinodon rufozonatum Shenzhen 44 Elaphe carinata Guangzhou 11 E.
The venomous brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) is a member of the Boiginae sub-family within the polyphyletic taxon Colubridae, and native to tropical Africa, India, and Australia (1).
The shallower small pits found in this species can retain impermeable substances, like on aquatic Colubridae snakes.
Elgaria sp., alligator lizard -- 2 -- Boidae Charina bottae, rubber boa x -- -- Charina sp., boa -- -- 1 Colubridae Colubridae genus et species unidentified -- 5 9 Coluber constrictor, racer x -- -- Contia tenuis, sharp-tailed snake x -- -- Diadophis punctatus, ring-necked snake x -- -- Diadophis/Tantilla -- 1 -- Hypsiglena torquata, night snake x -- -- Lampropeltis getula, common kingsnake x -- -- L.
La familia Colubridae presento el mayor numero de especies de serpientes, mientras que las familias de lagartos con mayor numero de especies fueron Gekkonidae, Teiidae y Polychrotidae.