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Ringed snake   /rɪŋd sneɪk/   Listen
Ringed snake

Harmless European snake with a bright yellow collar; common in England.  Synonyms: grass snake, Natrix natrix, ring snake.

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"Ringed snake" Quotes from Famous Books

... difficulty. But they are rarely found in man and the higher mammals. On the other hand, we constantly find the original hermaphrodism in some of the lower Vertebrates, such as the Myxinoides, many fishes of the perch-type (serranus), and some of the Amphibia (ringed snake, toad). In these cases the male often has a rudimentary ovary at the fore end of the testicle; and the female sometimes has a rudimentary, inactive testicle. In the carp also and some other fishes this is found occasionally. We have ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.2 • Ernst Haeckel

Words linked to "Ringed snake" :   Natrix maura, water snake, viperine grass snake

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