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Colubridae MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Colubridae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.833.672.125.750
Unique ID
D017812
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017812
Annotation
its venom: coordinate with SNAKE VENOMS
Scope Note
The largest family of snakes comprising five subfamilies: Colubrinae, Natricinae, Homalopsinae, Lycodontinae, and Xenodontinae. They show a great diversity of eating habits, from eating almost anything to having a specialized diet. They can be oviparous, ovoviviparous, or viviparous. The majority of North American snakes are colubrines. Among the colubrids are king snakes, water snakes, and garter snakes. Some genera are poisonous. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, pp321-29)
Entry Term(s)
Colubrid Snakes
Colubrinae
Garter Snake
King Snake
Lampropeltis
Natrix
Thamnophis
Toxicodryas
Water Snake
Registry Number
txid8578
Related Numbers
txid169863
txid186612
txid34999
txid8583
txid94873
Previous Indexing
Snakes (1968-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/02/16
Revision Date
2023/04/05
Colubridae Preferred
Toxicodryas Narrower
Thamnophis Narrower
Colubrinae Narrower
Water Snake Narrower
Lampropeltis Narrower
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