from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having a broad head.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as brachycephalic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a brachycephalic head
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Anyway, after I went back to bed I had another dream (two remembered dreams in one week!), this one involving a remarkably inept King in Yellow attempting to force his way through a revolving door to get to me, accompanied by a couple of broad-headed robot Tindalosi, while I hid in a sealed and stained and Goffick corridor on a derelict space station.
The endemic broad-headed snake Hoplocephalus bungaroides (VU) is largely restricted to the Hawkesbury sandstone; the Blue Mountains water skink Eulamprus leuraensis (EN) is a rare endemic.
So should we just let the forest grow and wash our hands of the broad-headed snake?
The animal in question is Australia's most endangered serpent, the broad-headed snake, pictured below.
If the only goal is to ensure the survival of the broad-headed snake, then the answer is obvious: foresters need to head down to a few of the National Parks with either lighters or chainsaws and carefully start burning or lopping down some of the cover.
If the bush-encroachment argument is correct, then it means that many species adapted to relatively open conditions -- like the broad-headed snake -- have probably been losing habitat even in the most strictly protected national parks.
Saving the broad-headed snake would be wonderful; it's a handsome little reptile, after all.
Sandstone outcrop in Morton National Park, Australia, home to the largest remaining population of broad-headed snakes.
It is either the common five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus) or the broad-headed skink (Eumeces laticeps).
Among the herpetofauna, the broad-headed snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides VU) and the stuttering frog (Mixophyes balbus VU) are both present in this ecoregion.