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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Coluber,-bri (s.m.II), abl. sg. colubro, also colubra,-ae: a serpent, snake; syn. anguis, serpens,-entis (s.c.III), q.v.; see snake.

Suborder Serpentes; Family Colubridae; Subfamily Colubrinae.

NOTE: Coluber L. is a genus of thin-bodied, fast-moving, colubrid snakes commonly known as racers [and whipsnakes]. They are widespread around the world and vary greatly in habitat and behaviour. In the past, Coluber was a catch-all genus which included almost all snake species known at the time. Even the cobra was once classified as Coluber naja.” (Wikipedia).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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