Xenopeltidae

plural noun
Xen·​o·​pel·​ti·​dae | \ ˌzenəˈpeltəˌdē \

Definition of Xenopeltidae

: a family of harmless terrestrial or burrowing snakes that is intermediate in many respects between the Boidae and Colubridae and includes solely the sunbeam snake

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History and Etymology for Xenopeltidae

New Latin, from Xenopeltis, type genus (from xen- + Greek peltē small shield) + -idae

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“Xenopeltidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xenopeltidae. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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