elapid snake


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Noun1.elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
ophidian, serpent, snake - limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
Elapidae, family Elapidae - cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
harlequin-snake, New World coral snake, 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
coral snake, Old World coral snake - any of various venomous elapid snakes of Asia and Africa and Australia
Denisonia superba, copperhead - venomous but sluggish reddish-brown snake of Australia
cobra - venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
Hemachatus haemachatus, ringhals, rinkhals, spitting snake - highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feet
mamba - arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal
Acanthophis antarcticus, death adder - venomous Australian snake resembling an adder
Notechis scutatus, tiger snake - highly venomous brown-and-yellow snake of Australia and Tasmania
Australian blacksnake, Pseudechis porphyriacus - large semiaquatic snake of Australia; black above with red belly
krait - brightly colored venomous but nonaggressive snake of southeastern Asia and Malay peninsula
Oxyuranus scutellatus, taipan - large highly venomous snake of northeastern Australia
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Walterinnesia aegyptia a monotypic, elapid snake found in Africa and as well as in the sandy areas of Kuwait, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt (Russell, 1991).
Thermoregulation by a nocturnal elapid snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides) in southeastern Australia.