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wolf snake

any of a number of nonvenomous members of the family Colubridae, named for large teeth in both jaws. Asian wolf snakes are placed in the genera Cercaspis (one species; Sri Lanka) and Lycodon (about 26 species; Southeast Asia), whereas African wolf snakes are placed in the genus Lycophidion (18 species)

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