Henophidia

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Henophidia
Python molure 13.JPG
Burmese python, Python bivittatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Superfamily: Henophidia

Henophidia is a superfamily of the suborder Serpentes (snakes) that contains boas, pythons and other snakes. Snakes belonging to superfamily Henophidia are considered to be more primitive than those belonging to the other superfamilies - namely, Typhlopoidea and Xenophidia.

Etymology[edit]

Henophidia comes from the Greek heno- meaning one[1] or former and ophidia meaning serpent,[2] so former/older snakes (in contrast to Caenophidia, i.e. recent snakes).

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