Water Moccasin Snake

Water Moccasin Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae Subfamily:        Crotalinae Genus:        Agkistrodon Species:        A. piscivorus Binomial name:        Agkistrodon piscivorus The Water Moccasin Snake is the sole poisonous water snake on the continent of North America. A water Moccasin snake…

Viper Snake

Viper Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae The viper snake has hinged, long, and hollow fangs (Solenoglyphous) that can inject lethal toxins and that is the reason why it is considered one of the most venomous snakes found in the world. Vipers…

Types of Snakes: Viperidae (Vipers)

Types of Snakes: Viperidae (Vipers)

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae Viperidae is another prominent family of poisonous snakes.  You can identify the snakes in the ‘Viper Family’ by their hinged, long, hollow fangs.  Quite distinct from the Elapids, with their fixed fangs, Vipers, have fangs…

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…

Types of Snakes: Pythonidae

Types of Snakes: Pythonidae

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…

Types of Snakes: Hydrophiidae

Types of Snakes: Hydrophiidae

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…

Other Snake Families Not Already Described

Other Snake Families Not Already Described

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…

Types of Snakes: Colubridae

Types of Snakes: Colubridae

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…

Types of Snakes: Boidae – Non Poisonous Snakes

Types of Snakes: Boidae – Non Poisonous Snakes

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…

Types of Snakes: Elapidae

Types of Snakes: Elapidae

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…

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…

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…