elapid elapid

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres

News

  • Oldest fossil evidence of modern African venomous snakes found in Tanzania

    Scientists have found the oldest definitive fossil evidence of modern, venomous snakes in Africa. The newly discovered fossils demonstrate that elapid snakes -- such as cobras, kraits and sea snakes -- were present in Africa as early as 25 million years ago. Elapids belong to a larger group of snakes known as colubroids, active foragers that use a variety of methods, including venom, to capture ...
    on March 20, 2014     Source: Science Daily

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