Definition of Family colubridae

1. Noun. Nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Colubridae

family Cinclidae
family Cistaceae
family Cladoniaceae
family Clathraceae
family Clavariaceae
family Cleridae
family Clethraceae
family Clinidae
family Clupeidae
family Clusiaceae
family Cobitidae
family Coccidae
family Coccinellidae
family Coerebidae
family Colchicaceae
family Colubridae
family Columbidae
family Comatulidae
family Combretaceae
family Commelinaceae
family Compositae
family Congridae
family Connaraceae
family Convallariaceae
family Convolvulaceae
family Coprinaceae
family Coraciidae
family Cordaitaceae
family Cordylidae
family Coregonidae

Literary usage of Family colubridae

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1. Geology of New Jersey by New Jersey Geological Survey, George Hammell Cook (1868)
"family colubridae. "Harmless Snakes." The species belonging to this family are not all harmless, but so far as the family is represented in this state, ..."

2. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"... those which swallow their prey directly are the non-venomous snakes, and are represented in both England and North America by the family COLUBRIDAE. ..."

3. Zoology: A Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits, Instincts by William Benjamin Carpenter (1848)
"The family Colubridae includes many species which habitually reside among trees; and these are, for the most part, distinguished by the brilliancy of their ..."

4. Serpientes de Costa Rica: Distribución, taxonomía e historia natural= snakes by Alejandro Solórzano L. (2004)
"... and Viperidae), which are discussed in the following section, possess venomous species that potentially affect humans: family colubridae: These snakes ..."

5. Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society by New York Zoological Society (1905)
"... of the Cobras and their allies to the harmless snakes, it is necessary to present a tabulated classification of the family colubridae and its divisions. ..."

6. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter (1857)
"The family Colubridae includes many species which habitually reside among trees; and these are, for the most part, distinguished by the brilliancy of their ..."

7. A Revision of the King Snakes: Genus Lampropeltis by Frank Nelson Blanchard (1921)
"... by Baird and Girard (1853, 82), belongs to the family Colubridae. It was separated in 1860 by Cope (254) from the ..."

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