Xenodontinae

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Xenodontinae
Heterodon platirhinosPCCA20060423-3588B.jpg
A xenodontine, Heterodon platirhinos, eastern hognose snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Dipsadidae
Subfamily: Xenodontinae
Cope, 1895[1]

Xenodontinae is a subfamily of snakes in the family Colubridae.[2] The subfamily Xenodontinae encompasses a number of rear-fanged (opisthoglyphous), mildly venomous snake genera, which include species such as the mud snake and the New World hognose snakes.

Genera[edit]

Other genera are often placed here but may actually belong elsewhere:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xenodontinae". ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). www.itis.gov.
  2. ^ Goin CJ, Goin OB, Zug GR (1978). Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman. xi + 378 pp. ISBN 0-7167-0020-4. (Subfamily Xenodontinae, pp. 328-329).
  3. ^ He M, Feng JC, Liu SY, Guo P, Zhao EM (2009). "The phylogenetic position of Thermophis (Serpentes: Colubridae), an endemic snake from the Qinghai‐Xizang Plateau, China" (PDF). Journal of Natural History. 43 (7–8): 479–488. doi:10.1080/00222930802389825. 
  4. ^ Huang S, Liu SY, Guo P, Zhang YP, Zhao EM (2009). "What are the closest relatives of the hot-spring snakes (Colubridae, Thermophis), the relict species endemic to the Tibetan Plateau?" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 51 (3): 438–446. PMID 19249375. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.02.013.