Definition of Dendraspis

1. Noun. Mambas.

Exact synonyms: Dendroaspis, Genus Dendraspis, Genus Dendroaspis
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Elapidae, Family Elapidae
Member holonyms: Mamba



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dendraspis

Demosthenic
Demotic Greek
Dempsey
Demulen
Den
Den Haag
Dena'ina
Dena'inas
Denali
Denali Fault
Denali National Park
Denbighshire
Dench
Dendranthema
Dendranthema grandifloruom
Dendraspis
Dendroaspis
Dendroaspis augusticeps
Dendrocalamus
Dendrocalamus giganteus
Dendrocolaptes
Dendrocolaptidae
Dendroctonus
Dendroctonus rufipennis
Dendroica
Dendroica auduboni
Dendroica coronata
Dendroica fusca
Dendroica petechia
Dendroica striate

Literary usage of Dendraspis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf G√ľnther (1858)
"dendraspis, Schlegel. Body and tail very elongate and slender; belly fiat; ... dendraspis JAMESONII. Elaps jamesonii, Traill in Translation of Schlegel's ..."

2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1858)
"There we find Tree-snakes with perforated fangs in front (dendraspis). The African species of Naja (N. haje), so closely allied to the Indian Cobra de ..."

3. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"(1 Genus, 5 Species.) GENERAL DISTRIBUTION. The single genus dendraspis, constituting the family, is confined to Tropical Africa. FAMILY 22. ..."

4. British Central Africa: An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1898)
"The natives, however, speak with great dread of certain snakes, above all of the Mamba, or tree cobra (dendraspis) which in the breeding season is very ..."

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