coral snake


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coral snake

n.
Any of various venomous elapid snakes chiefly of the genus Micrurus of tropical America and the southern United States, characteristically having bright red, yellow, and black bands.

coral snake

n
1. (Animals) any venomous elapid snake of the genus Micrurus and related genera, of tropical and subtropical America, marked with red, black, yellow, and white transverse bands
2. (Animals) any of various other brightly coloured elapid snakes of Africa and SE Asia

cor′al snake`


n.
any of several venomous elapid snakes often marked with bands of red, yellow, and black, as Micrurus fulvius, of the SE U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coral snake - any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australiacoral snake - any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australia
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
African coral snake, Aspidelaps lubricus - small widely distributed arboreal snake of southern Africa banded in black and orange
Australian coral snake, Rhynchoelaps australis - small venomous but harmless snake marked with black-and-white on red
2.coral snake - any of several venomous New World snakes brilliantly banded in red and black and either yellow or white; widely distributed in South America and Central America
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
eastern coral snake, Micrurus fulvius - ranges from Central America to southeastern United States
Micruroides euryxanthus, western coral snake - ranges from Central America to southwestern United States
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No tale of anyone not handling a coral snake being bitten has ever come to my attention.
Hemorrhagic, proteolytic and neurotoxic activities produced by the false coral snake (Erythrolamprus bizona Jan 1863) (Serpentes: Colubridae) Duvernoy's gland secretion.
rarely have been involved in the management and treatment of venomous snakebites due to the availability of effective antivenoms for neurotoxic coral snake bites.
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All snakes can bite, but Heatley says there are only four venomous snakes found in the United States - the rattlesnake, copperhead, water moccasin and the coral snake, but there are numerous different species of each.
Desert and Local pain, Three coral snake arid sub - species savanna: swelling, recognised: Aspidelaps southwestern lymphangitis; mildly lubricus lubricus South Africa, neurotoxic; bites (southern race), through not well documented Aspidelaps lubricus Namibia infuscatus (central race) to southern and Aspidelaps lubricus Angola cowlesi (northern race) Aspidelaps scutatus.
The difference between the king and the coral snake is patterning.
The ROM's milksnake looks remarkably similar to the deadly variable coral snake (Micrurus diastema).
They kept her and her daughter petrified by threatening to unleash a terrifying menagerie of pets including a poisonous coral snake, a Burmese python weighing more than nine stone, lizards, spiders, scorpions and "numerous" dogs including pitbulls.
None of these four patients had a severe systemic reaction to the snakebite, although all (except the late presenter) received coral snake antivenin within eight hours of the bite.
Or that some harmless species, such as the US milk snake, mimic the colourful stripes of the venomous coral snake to ward off predators?
Also appearing in the top 10 list is a snail-eating false coral snake, a monkey with human-like eyes and a black staining fungus that was found on rare Paleolithic cave paintings in France.