Definition of Genus heterodon

1. Noun. A genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes.

Exact synonyms: Heterodon
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Hognose Snake, Puff Adder, Sand Viper



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Heterodon

genus Hemigrammus
genus Hemipteronatus
genus Hemitripterus
genus Hepatica
genus Heracleum
genus Heritiera
genus Hermannia
genus Hermissenda
genus Hernaria
genus Herpestes
genus Herrerasaurus
genus Hesperiphona
genus Hesperis
genus Heteranthera
genus Heterocephalus
genus Heterodon
genus Heteromeles
genus Heteroscelus
genus Heterotheca
genus Heuchera
genus Hevea
genus Hexagrammos
genus Hexalectris
genus Hexamita
genus Hexanchus
genus Hibbertia
genus Hibiscus
genus Hieracium
genus Himantoglossum
genus Himantopus

Literary usage of Genus heterodon

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1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"Three species of the Hog-nosed Snakes—these comprising the entire genus Heterodon—inhabit North America. They frequent dry, sandy places. ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Three species form the colubrine genus Heterodon, all confined to North America, exclusive of the Pacific Coast and Mexico. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... and this is so developed in the genus Heterodon (Plate XXVIII), as to reach to the head, without communication with the trachea, other than that ..."

4. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The hog-nosed snakes of the genus Heterodon are represented in North America by three species popularly known as " puff- adders," " spreading vipers," or ..."

5. Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A Classed List of by Nikolaus Triibner (1859)
"On a New Genus of Serpents, and two New Species of the genus heterodon, inhabiting Tennessee, by Dr. G. Troost . . .174 77. ..."

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