Definition of Elaphe
1. Noun. North American rat snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Corn Snake, Elaphe Guttata, Red Rat Snake, Black Rat Snake, Blacksnake, Elaphe Obsoleta, Mountain Blacksnake, Pilot Blacksnake, Chicken Snake
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elaphe
Literary usage of Elaphe
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Revision of the King Snakes: Genus Lampropeltis by Frank Nelson Blanchard (1921)
"Kennicott undoubtedly had before him specimens of elaphe laeta which is considered as somewhat different ..."
2. Publication by Michigan, Michigan Geological Survey, Geological and Biological Survey (1912)
"elaphe VULPINUS (Baird and Girard). FOX SNAKE. (PI. IX a.) Coluber vulpinus, Notestein, 1905 ... elaphe vulpinus, Ruthven, 1909a, 110; 1910, 59; 1911a, 266. ..."
3. The Reptiles of Western North America: An Account of the Species Known to by John van Denburgh (1922)
"... elaphe FITZINGER in Wagler, Descr. Icon. Amphib., Pt. 3, 1833, l«t to plate 27 (type, ... (Mocquard) YELLOW SNAKE elaphe ..."