from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Colubrid√¶, having the head distinct, the body slender with smooth scales, the postabdominal scutella bifid, the subcaudals all divided, the cephalic plates normal, with a well-developed loral, 2 postorbitals, 2 anteorbitals, and 2 nasals, between which latter is the nostril.

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  • n. a genus of reptiles of the family Colubridae including ringneck snakes


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