Definition of Dendraspis
1. Noun. Mambas.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Elapidae, Family Elapidae
Member holonyms: Mamba
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dendraspis
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 Günther (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 ..."