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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Origin and Etymology of xenopeltidae

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


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