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Colubrid Snakes

(Family: Colubridae)

The colubrids are a group of solid-toothed and rear-fanged snakes. With 249 genera, it is the largest snake family, although only ten species occur in Australia.

Many Australian colubrids are aquatic or semi-aquatic, but theĀ group also includes tree snakes. The Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) feeds mainly on frogs and the Brown Tree Snake (Boiga irregularis) is primarily a bird-eater.

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