Opisthoglypha

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O`pis`tho`glyph´a


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A division of serpents which have some of the posterior maxillary teeth grooved for fangs.
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The snake, a tropical rear-fanged reptile, has been roaming around the countryside in Furnace, near Llanelli for three months.
This arrangement is similar to the venom-delivery system in modern rear-fanged snakes and lizards.
In the snake tree of life, rear-fanged snakes are scattered on evolutionary branches between the cobras and vipers, suggesting fangs evolved at least a couple of times.
In the snake tree of life, rear-fanged snakes are scattered on evolutionary branches in between the cobras and the more recently evolved vipers, which indicates that fangs evolved at least a couple of times on separate branches leading to front-fanged snakes.
The distinction between front-fanged snakes and rear-fanged snakes goes back centuries, Shine says.
Murphy (Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, Chicago's Field Museum) surveys the outcomes of fieldwork and species accounts on homalopsid snakes--aquatic rear-fanged snakes that live mostly in muddy habitats from Pakistan's Indus River to Australia.
Murphy presents Homalopsid Snakes, a field guide to the aquatic, rear-fanged snakes native to freshwater, brackish water, and marine environments ranging from Pakistan's Indus River to snake-populous Indochinese Peninsula to Queensland, Australia.
Despite this rear-fanged snake's characterization as mildly venomous, some reported bites have been medically significant (Fritts et al.
The snake, thought to be a tropical rear-fanged reptile, is believed to have been responsible for the death of one dog.
Mr Hopkins said he could not reveal which species was behind the attacks, but rear-fanged snakes include the Mangrove snake - an aggressive, mildly venomous snake - and the Groen Boomslang, which has the most potent venom out of all rear fanged snakes.