Definition of Genus elaphe
1. Noun. North American rat snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Corn Snake, Elaphe Guttata, Red Rat Snake, Black Rat Snake, Blacksnake, Elaphe Obsoleta, Mountain Blacksnake, Pilot Blacksnake, Chicken Snake
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Elaphe
Literary usage of Genus elaphe
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Revision of the King Snakes: Genus Lampropeltis by Frank Nelson Blanchard (1921)
"That an increase from 27 to 29 rows would involve the addition of a seventh row is indicated by the genus Elaphe. Examination of a few individuals of E. ..."
2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1868)
"... of eastern North America. genus Elaphe. Doctoral thesis, Univ. Oklahoma. Norman. 62 pp. Gillingham, JC, CC Carpenter, BJ Brecke, and JB Murphy. 1977. ..."