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Colubrids

The Homalopsines are aquatic rearfanged snakes found throughout the Asian-Indonesia region. The genera includes Homalopsis, Cerberus, Cantoria, Fordonia, Enhydris, Myron, Heurnia, Bitia, Erpeton, and Gerarda.

Bibliography

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