Homalopsidae

plural noun
Hom·​a·​lop·​si·​dae

Definition of Homalopsidae

: a family of venomous opisthoglyphous water snakes of southeastern Asia and northern Australia that are often included as a subfamily in the family Colubridae

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History and Etymology for Homalopsidae

New Latin, from Homalopsis, type genus (from homal- + -opsis) + -idae

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“Homalopsidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Homalopsidae. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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