Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Colubroidea — colubrid.

Etymologies

Coluber +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The region's most diverse reptile families are the Colubridae, the world's largest snake family, with 122 species present (16 endemic); there are also more than 40 species of the lizard genus Anolis in the hotspot (family Polychrotidae), three-quarters of which are endemic.

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena

  • Interestingly, there are only two representatives of the world's largest snake family, Colubridae, namely Chilean green racer (Philodryas chamissonis), which is endemic, and Chilean slender snake (Tachymenis chilensis); there are no terrestrial or freshwater turtles found here.

    Biological diversity in the Chilean winter rainfall-valdivian forests

  • There are at least 127 species of amphibians and 97 species of reptiles have been recorded in the ecoregion with Colubridae listed as the most diverse family, with 35 species, followed by Iguanidae, with 26 species.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests

  • A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Southeast Asia - Gernot Vogel and Johan Van Rooijen detail the species and give it the designation Dendrelaphis kopsteini.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The most diverse families are the Colubridae, Iguanidae and Gymnophthalmidae.

    Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub

  • The Colubridae family of snakes is also particularly well represented, with nearly 150 species, more than 15 of which are endemic.

    Biological diversity in the Madrean pine-oak woodlands

  • Rage (1987) noted that this record was questionable given that sea snake vertebrae ‘are not easily distinguished from those of the Colubridae and other Elapidae’ (p. 66).

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Ranging from genus level such as Elaphe (which actually contained animals such as the radiated ‘ratsnake’ that turned out to be racers) to family (such as Colubridae which it turned out contained multiple family level divisions, some of which it turned out were much closer to cobras that corn snakes)

    In the, "it's so sad, it's funny" category today... - The Panda's Thumb

  • Reptiles, and especially Colubridae, are very common in the Khasia mountains, and I procured sixteen species and many specimens.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • _Colubridae_ and innocuous; five _Crotalidae_ are venomous, three of which are new species belonging to the genera _Parias_ and

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

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