genus Heterodon


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Noun1.genus Heterodon - a genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakesgenus Heterodon - a genus of small colubrid snakes containing the North American hognose snakes
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Colubridae, family Colubridae - nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species
hognose snake, puff adder, sand viper - harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed
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Hognose snakes (genus Heterodon) resort to a unique combination of behaviors when threatened.
Biogeographical and behavioral considerations of the snakes of the genus Heterodon. Unpublished Ph.D.
1E-F) clearly represent the genus Heterodon based upon the depressed neural arches, the wide and obsolete hemal keels, and weakly developed subcentral ridges (Holman, 1962; Parmley, 1988b).