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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the superfamily Booidea— the boas, pythonsetc..
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The family of snakes called Boidae, including the Boas and Pythons are huge snakes confined to the hotter regions of the globe, and formidable from their vast strength and mode of attack.
( '' Boidae '' and '' Pythonidae '') still have rudimentary back limbs.
The size and markings of the two serpents shown in Pl. 11, as well as their want of rattles suggest that they may represent some species of large _Boidae_ as _Loxocemus bicolor_ or _Boa_ (sp?).
Kluge AG (1989) A concern for evidence and a phylogenetic hypothesis of relationships among Epicrates (Boidae, Serpentes).
Snakes can be classified into three families based on hydridization data: Boidae (boas and pythons),
Boidae and Pythonidae) still have rudimentary back limbs.