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]

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]
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A Check Last of the New World venomous Coral Snakes (Elapidae); with descriptions of new forms.
Neurotoxic s[PLA.sub.2]s are mainly found in the Elapidae (kraits, elapids, and coral snakes) and Viperidae (vipers and rattlesnakes).
(2011) Comparative study of the cytolytic activity of snake venoms from African spitting cobras (Naja spp., Elapidae) and its neutralization by a polyspecific antivenom.
The Micrurus mipartitus coral snake belongs to the Elapidae family, characterized by the most toxic venoms among all terrestrial snakes, and consists of two subfamilies--elapidae and hydrophinae, the first one represented in America by the poisonous coral snakes of the Micrurus genus.
Colombia es un pais megadiverso con una representacion parcial de 70 generos y 247 especies de serpientes, de las cuales 47 son venenosas y estan incluidas en dos familias, la Viperidae y la Elapidae, con siete y cuatro generos respectivamente, siendo las serpientes pertenecientes a la familia Viperidae las de mayor interes epidemiologico debido a que son las causantes del 90-95 % de los casos de accidentes ofidicos en Colombia tanto en humanos como en animales (8,10,19).
Finalmente, los reptiles representan el grupo con menor incidencia de atropellos, con 58 registros correspondientes unicamente a serpientes; se identificaron 9 especies, pertenecientes a las familias Colubridae, Viperidae y Elapidae. Oxybelis aeneus fue la especie encontrada con mayor frecuencia (29,3%) (Figura 2d).
Among the Elapidae, bites by Naja naja and Naja kaouthia can cause significant local swelling and sometimes extensive tissue necrosis of the bitten limb, whereas bites by kraits or sea snakes do not usually cause signs of local envenoming and can be virtually painless.
Las serpientes venenosas colombianas pertenecen a dos familias, la familia Viperidae (viperidos), que agrupa a todas las viboras verdaderas, y la familia Elapidae (elapidos) que reune a las llamadas serpientes de coral o coralillos (2-4).
Viperidae Oscaecilia Theraphosidae zweifeli Siphonops hardyi Chelidae Plethodontidae Bolitoglossa Colubridae altamazonica Bolitoglossa Colubridae gaaramacalensis Bolitoglossa Mantidae rafescens Amphisbaenidae Amphisbaena dubia Amphisbaena Elapidae microcephalum Amphisbaena sp.
Activity patterns in Australian elapid snakes (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae).
En el veneno de serpientes de la familia Elapidae (corales), ademas de existir [PLA.sub.2] se ha encontrado un factor litico directo.