AMMODYTES sive Cerastes

AMMODYTES sive Cerastes
serpentis genus, quod in iis quibus concolor est, arenis latens, ungulas equi morder, Gen. c. 49. v. 17. et calcaneo hominis insidiatur, Gen. c. 3. v. 15. solisque exsertis corniculis, quae frumenti granis similia sunt, aviculas, quasi ad escam advolantes, intercipit Sam. Bochart. Hieroz. Part. prior. l. 1. c. 4. Ab arenis Ammodytes, a corniculis Cerastes; quae cum haemorrhoo serpente communia habet; namque et hic cornutus est: sed et insuper sicut ille, dorsi spinas non habet osseas, ucerum cartilagineas solum, et in utramque partem ita flexiles, ut in incessu nulla possit esse firmitas. Unde Lucan. l. 9. v. 716.
---- ---- Spinaque vagi torquente cerastae,, etc.
Vide infra ubi de Cerastis, nec non voce Hammodytes.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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