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.

Colubridae

a family of snakes in the class Reptilia. There are two subfamilies, the Colubrinae, which are aglyphous and therefore nonvenomous, and the Boiginae, which are rear-fanged but poisonous.
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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.
VARANIDAE Varanus salvator Biawak Varanus bornensis Biawak Kalimantan SERPENTES BOIDAE Python reticulatus Ular Sawa, Ular Petola ACROCHORDIDAE Acrochordus javanicus COLUBRIDAE Calamaria leucogaster Dendrelaphis pictus Telampar Ahaetulla sp.
This book is the first significant contribution to thoroughly examine the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae.
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).