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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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87) Although the common brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) has a less effective biting mechanism than other Australian elapid snakes, the danger lies in the speed with which the venom enters the circulation.
Three-finger toxins, non-enzymatic proteins of 60-74 amino acid residues, were thought to be present only in elapid venoms, but their presence was recently demonstrated in colubrid and viperid venoms as well (Doley et al.
The venomous species include sea snakes (15 species); elapids (5 species) and vipers (7 species / sub species) (Minton, 1966).
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.
Australian Elapid phylogeny: a summary of the chromosomal and electrophoretic data.
ECG abnormalities in patients bitten by taipans and other elapid snakes in papua New Guinea.
The snakes belong to the elapid family, squamata order, and reptilia class.
Adaptive coloration, antipredator mechanisms, aposematism, elapid snakes, mimicry, vertebrates.
The Eastern Small-eyed Snake Cryptophis nigrescens is a small nocturnal elapid found along the east coast of Australia from Melbourne in Victoria to Cooktown in Queensland (Cogger 2014).