Colubridae

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Colubridae
Coluber caspius.jpg
Caspian whipsnake, Coluber caspius
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Oppel, 1811

The Colubridae (frae Laitin coluber, snake) are a faimily o snakes. Wi 304 genera an 1,938 species,[citation needit] Colubridae is the lairgest snake faimily, an includes aboot twa-thirds o aw current snake species. The earliest species o the faimily date back tae the Oligocene epoch. Colubrid species are foond on every continent except Antarctica.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bauer, Aaron M. (1998). Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G., ed. Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 188–195. ISBN 0-12-178560-2.