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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.g., Agkistrodon, Chiasson et ah, 1989; Crotalus and Sistrurus, Stille, 1987; Nerodia, Thamnophis, Chiasson and Lowe, 1989).
Most Liophis snakes are known for their ingest preference for frogs; however, they are characterized among xenodontine colubrids for being generalist species (Vitt 1983).In this note, I report the first case of cannibalism in Liophis lineatus.
Based on these survey efforts, it appears that the current herpetofaunal diversity of this Texas National Guard site is characterized by a subset of reptiles and amphibians and a lack of particular species (e.g., 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).
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.