Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge

Temporal range: Oligocene tae Recent
Coluber caspius.jpg
Caspian whipsnake, Coluber caspius
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Superfaimily: Colubroidea
Faimily: 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 mucklest 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 bide in every continent except Antarctica.[1]

Clessification[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current subfaimilies[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sibynophiinae – 11 speshies in twa genera

Natricinae – 237 speshies in 35 genera (whiles gien as faimily Natricidae)

Pseudoxenodontinae – 10 species in two genera

Dipsadinae – 782 speshies in 96 genera (whiles gien as faimily Dipsadidae)

Grayiinae – 4 speshies in one genus

Calamariinae – 89 speshies in seven genera

Ahaetuliinae – 61 speshies in fower genera

Colubrinae – 703 speshies in 94 genera

A colubrine, Dolichophis jugularis, preying on a legless lizard, a sheltopusik

genera incertae sedis (nae currently placed in a subfaimily, uisually acause o the absence o genetic data, but suspectit tae be colubrids based on morphology)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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