Definition of Serpentes
1. Noun. Snakes.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Order Squamata, Squamata
Member holonyms: Ophidian, Serpent, Snake, Colubridae, Family Colubridae, Family Typhlopidae, Typhlopidae, Family Leptotyphlopidae, Leptotyphlopidae, Boidae, Family Boidae, Elapidae, Family Elapidae, Family Hydrophidae, Hydrophidae, Family Viperidae, Viperidae, Crotalidae, Family Crotalidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serpentes
Literary usage of Serpentes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"(6) In the second tribe, that of the serpentes, or SERPENTS, properly so called, the tympanal bone or pedicle of the lower jaw is movable, and is itself ..."
2. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"Lut of specimens of Lacerta riri¡iara. « Description, p. 252; figs. 220-222. Suborder serpentes. N./-/» ;i/,-s LINN. ..."
3. Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany, 1841, 1842 by Ray Society, Heinrich Friedrich Link (1845)
"serpentes. IN opposition to the observation of Valenciennes, mentioned in the last report (p. 172), on the temperature in the hatching of the Python ..."