Colubrids

(Colubridae)

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Colubridae

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Highly variable in size, body form, and color pattern; ranges from short, stout, drab species to large, slender, boldly marked forms

Size

Number of genera, species

Approximately 300 genera; approximately 1,700 species

Habitat

The family includes terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal, and aquatic species

Conservation status

Extinct: 1 species; Critically Endangered: 6 species; Endangered: 7 species; Vulnerable: 8 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 4 species; Data Deficient: 10 species

Distribution

Worldwide except Antarctica, extremely high latitudes of Eurasia and North America, and central and western Australia

Distribution

Worldwide except Antarctica, extremely high latitudes of Eurasia and North America, and central and western Australia

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