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lyre snake

noun
1.
any of several mildly venomous colubrid snakes of the genus Trimorphodon, inhabiting rocky areas from the southwestern U.S. to Central America, having fangs in the rear of the upper jaw and a lyre-shaped marking on the head.
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  • The difference being that the lyre snake's grooved teeth are in the rear of its mouth.

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