Vine Snake

Vine Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:      Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Colubrinae Genus:        Ahaetulla Species:        A. nasuta Binomial name:        Ahaetulla nasuta The Green Vine Snake is biologically termed Ahaetulla in the Sinhala language,  or Ahaetulla Nasuta. This tree snake is a … Read more

Types of Snakes: Pythonidae

Burmese Python

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Infraorder:        Alethinophidia Family:        Pythonidae The term Pythonidae is derived from the Greek Language.  In Greek, the word is python. Pythons are non-venomous snakes that we can find in Africa. Australia and Asia.  Among the members of the … Read more

Types of Snakes: Hydrophiidae

Banded Sea Krait

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Subfamily:        Hydrophiinae Some taxonomists opine that Hydrophiidae could be a sub-family of the main family Elapidae, which consist of some of the most venomous snakes in the world. This family consists mainly of sea … Read more

Other Snake Families Not Already Described

Mexican Burrowing Python

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Sauropsida Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes The Suborder Serpentes Includes Two Infraorder Of Snakes The first Infraorder is Alethinophidia that includes  15 families and then you have the  Scolecophidia,  that comprises of 3 families Families under Alethinophidia Infraorder The Acrochordidae The Aniliidae The Anomochilidae … Read more

Types of Snakes: Colubridae

Corn Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae The name Colubridae refers to a family of snakes having 304 genera and 1938 species. Coluber, in Latin, means snakes. This is the largest family of snakes, accounting for about two-thirds of all snake species extant. We … Read more

Types of Snakes: Elapidae

Eastern Green Mamba

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:     Ophidia Suborder:        Serpentes Infraorders:        Alethinophidia Family:        Elapidae Subfamily:        Elapinae, Hydrophiinae, Laticaudinae Snakes are a carrier of destiny to those who are ignorant; on the contrary, they are one among the major splendid wonders of nature. According to early … Read more

Types of Snakes: Boidae – Non Poisonous Snakes

Anaconda

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Infraorder:        Alethinophidia Family:        Boidae This family includes non-poisonous, but large and strong snakes that compress their prey in their coils; they are capable of swallowing an adult buck and other big animals! These types of snakes … Read more

Texas Rat Snake

Texas Rat Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:        Colubridae Genus:        Elaphe Species:        E. obsoleta SubSpecies:        E. o. lindheimeri The Texas Rat Snake,  biologically Elaphe Obsoleta Lindheimeri,  is a subordinate variety of rat snake, a Colubrid that is not poisonous. We see them in The … Read more

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Genus:        Notechis Species:        Notechis scutatus Most Australians know about Tiger Snakes. The Tiger Snake Notechis Scutatus possesses a terrible reputation. Few people encounter Tiger snakes. But they are notorious because of their aggressive … Read more

Taipan Snake

Taipan Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Genus:        Oxyuranus Taipan snakes belong to the genera Oxyuranus, This snake moves very fast. It is big and very poisonous and belongs to the Elapid family from Australia.  At present, there are 3 varieties … Read more

Tentacled Snake

Tentacled Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Homalopsinae Genus:        Erpeton Species:        E. tentaculatum Binomial name:        Erpeton tentaculatum The Tentacled snake belongs to the species Erpeton Tentaculatum. These are aquatic snakes.  They are the only species of their … Read more

Snake Wine

Snake Wine

Snake wine, known because of its ability to reinvigorate a person according to Chinese medicine, is an alcoholic beverage that is made by infusing an entire snake in rice wine or grain alcohol. This wine,蛇酒 pinyin: shéjiǔ; rượu rắn in Vietnamese, was first recorded to have been consumed in China during the reign of the Zhou dynasty and … Read more