Definition of Hypsiglena
1. Noun. Night snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Hypsiglena Torquata, Night Snake
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypsiglena
Literary usage of Hypsiglena
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"Genus Hypsiglena. Gray or yellow; dark brown blotches on back and two alternating series on sides. A band through each eye to neck; a central band between ..."
2. The Reptiles of Western North America: An Account of the Species Known to by John Van Denburgh (1922)
"... west of Alamogordo, New Mexico, and one secured in Montezuma Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County Arizona. Genus 38. Hypsiglena ..."
3. Synopsis of the North American Syrphidae by Samuel Wendell Williston (1886)
"Phila., 1875, p. 141. Costa Rica, Gabb, ran Patten. Hypsiglena Cope. Proc. Acad. ... A. "Nicaragua and Laguna," Colima, Xantus. Hypsiglena DISCOLOR Günther ..."