Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Colubroidea — many venomous snakes (the vipers).

Etymologies

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Vipera +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Then there are the Viperidae, rattlesnakes and pit vipers and copperheads, that also have front fangs, but phylogenetically belong to a distinct lineage from the elapids.

    The Panda's Thumb: Development Archives

  • Ontogenetic allometry in the fang in the front-fanged Causus rhombeatus Viperidae displaces the fang along the upper jaw.

    The Panda's Thumb: Development Archives

  • The family Lacertidae, characterized by small, long-tailed lizards, is represented in the hotspot by more than 60 species, a quarter of the world total, while the family Viperidae, stocky venomous snakes, is represented by nearly 20 species.

    Biological diversity in the Mediterranean Basin

  • In Canada there is only one member of the Viperidae family:

    Reptile families

  • Triceratolepidophis sieversorum, a new genus and species of pitviper (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from Vietnam.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • Nicholas recognized cobras, kraits, puff adders, but there were all manner of Viperidae that he could not identify.

    Floating City

  • Crotalus and the Viperidae, and plenty of new (as far as my knowledge goes) saurians.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • A New Long-Tailed Rattlesnake (Viperidae) From Guerrero, Mexico

    Archive 2008-12-01

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