Definition of Carphophis
1. Noun. Thunder snake.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Carphophis Amoenus, Thunder Snake, Worm Snake
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carphophis
Literary usage of Carphophis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Batrachians and Reptiles of Indiana by Oliver Perry Hay (1892)
"Carphophis vermis, (Kenn.). Worm Snake. ... Carphophis vermis is found from St. Louis, Mo., to Kansas and south to Louisiana. ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"Animals which burrow in the soil everywhere show a tendency to loss of the organs of vision. The moles, the worm-snakes (Carphophis), and Cambanis ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... in finding a specimen of any one of them, and therefore do not include them in my list. 1. Carphophis amoena (Say), found under overhanging rocks. 2. ..."