Ribbon Snake

Ribbon Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Natricinae Genus:        Thamnophis Species:        T. sauritus Binomial name:        Thamnophis sauritus The Ribbonsnake or Ribbon Snake,  biologically named Thamnophis Sauritus, is a normal variant of the garter snake, widespread in the…

Red-bellied Black Snake

Red-bellied Black Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Genus:        Pseudechis Species:        P. porphyriacus The snake, Pseudechis Porphyriacus, biologically called the Red Bellied Black Snake, is a variety of Elapid snakes,  inhabiting the Eastern regions of Australia. The venom of this snake causes…

Red Headed Krait

Red Headed Krait

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:        Elapidae Genus:        Bungarus Species:        B. flaviceps Binomial name:        Bungarus flaviceps The Redheaded Krait, Bungarus  Flaviceps,  is a big and poisonous snake from the Elapid family, with spectacular color combinations. This deadly venomous snake grows to a…

Rat Snake

Rat Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Genus:        Various You can find Rat snakes all along a great part of the Northern Hemisphere and they can be described as medium to large constrictors. They feed on rodents and birds, usually. Some…

Rattle Snake

Rattle Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae Subfamily:        Crotalinae To survive on our planet, one species has to depend on another. So too, the rattlesnake and the humans, have to find a way out of the terrible and fearful mutual relationship…

Queen Snake

Queen Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Natricinae Genus:        Regina Species:        R. septemvittata Binomial name:        Regina septemvittata The Queen Snake Regina Septemvittata belongs to the sub-order Serpentes, a family of Colubrid snakes, and is very much a…

Pythons

Pythons

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Infraorder:        Alethinophidia Family:        Pythonidae Pythons belong to a genus of non-venomous snakes found in the African and Asian continents. There are 12 recognized species in the genus. Python Reticulus is the longest among snake species in…

Poisonous Snakes

Poisonous Snakes

Venomous or poisonous snakes are Serpentes suborder species that are capable of producing venom. The prominent venomous snakes are members of the Atractaspididae, Viperidae, Elapidae, and Colubridae families. You can describe venomous snakes as reptiles that are capable of producing toxins in specialized glands,  and possess a particular system of delivering the venom, injected using…

Pit Vipers

Pit Vipers

Pit vipers, also called pit Adders, belonging to the subfamily Crotalinae, are highly venomous snakes,  native to the Americas and Asia. You do not find this pit viper snake in Africa and Europe, where the Viperidae or true vipers are found. The distinguishing feature of the pit vipers is the presence of Thermosensitive or heat-sensing…

Pine Snake

Pine Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Colubrinae Genus:        Pituophis Species:        P. melanoleucus Binomial name:        Pituophis melanoleucus The pine, gopher, and bull snakes are a variety of snakes that belong to the Pituophis genus.These snakes are among…

Northern Water Snake

Northern Water Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Natricinae Genus:        Nerodina Species:        N. sipedon Binomial name:        Nerodia sipedon Even though they are very common, We tend to confuse the Northern water snake Nerodia subfamily with other species because…

Milk Snake

Milk Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Colubrinae Genus:        Lampropeltis Species:        L. triangulum Binomial name:        Lampropeltis triangulum Milk snakes belong to the species of milk snake Lampropeltis Triangulum.  The French call them Coulevre Tachtee and in Spanish,…