Definition of Genus ancistrodon
1. Noun. Copperheads.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Crotalidae, Family Crotalidae
Member holonyms: Agkistrodon Contortrix, Copperhead, Agkistrodon Piscivorus, Cottonmouth, Cottonmouth Moccasin, Water Moccasin
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ancistrodon
Literary usage of Genus ancistrodon
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)
"The genus Ancistrodon is composed of ten species, seven of which inhabit Central Asia generally, though some also extend northward into Siberia, ..."
2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1891)
"... dentition occurs upon the parasphenoid bone, and is precisely similar to that of the last-named genus. Ancistrodon fissuratus (Winkler). 1852. ..."
3. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus ancistrodon has the tail without a rattle, and loral plates present. The Copperhead, A. contortrix, B. & G., of the Southern ..."
4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"... of the Prairies, is twenty to thirty inches long. The genus ancistrodon has the tail without a rattle and loral plates present. ..."
5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1884)
"That serpents of the genus Ancistrodon are not the only ones whose poison seems to act in the manner related, the following case, reported in the Med. ..."