Definition of Family Elapidae
1. Noun. Cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Ophidia, Serpentes, Suborder Ophidia, Suborder Serpentes
Member holonyms: Elapid, Elapid Snake, Genus Micrurus, Micrurus, Genus Micruroides, Micruroides, Calliophis, Callophis, Genus Calliophis, Genus Callophis, Aspidelaps, Genus Aspidelaps, Genus Rhynchoelaps, Rhynchoelaps, Denisonia, Genus Denisonia, Genus Naja, Naja, Genus Ophiophagus, Ophiophagus, Genus Hemachatus, Hemachatus, Dendraspis, Dendroaspis, Genus Dendraspis, Genus Dendroaspis, Acanthophis, Genus Acanthophis, Genus Notechis, Notechis, Genus Pseudechis, Pseudechis, Bungarus, Genus Bungarus, Genus Oxyuranus, Oxyuranus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Elapidae
Literary usage of Family Elapidae
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1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"... are three poisonous serpents of Burma and Ceylon, of the family Elapidae. B. caeruleus occurs in most parts of India and in Burma ; B. fasciatus, ..."
2. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals, for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1900)
"The family Elapidae: includes the large venomous serpents of the East, the cobra of the East Indies, and the asp of the Egyptians. ..."
3. Elements of Zoology: To Accompany the Field and Laboratory Study of Animals by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1911)
"... but they attack large birds and even medium-sized mammals, and crush them to death in the folds of their body. The family Elapidae includes the large, ..."
4. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1893)
"... the sea-snakes (Hydrophi- (Ue) and several families distributed in Africa and South America,, belongs the great and widely-scattered family Elapidae. ..."
5. Organic Evolution: A Text Book by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"Among reptiles there are certain brilliantly colored poisonous snakes FIG. 37.—Dead-leaf butterfly, of the family Elapidae to which the ..."
6. A System of Physiologic Therapeutics: A Practical Exposition of the Methods by Solomon Solis-Cohen (1903)
"The coral snakes belong to the family Elapidae. They are very venomous, although usually described as amiable in disposition. The rattlesnake rarely bites ..."