Fear of Snakes

Fear of Snakes

Ophidophobia is the scientific name for a very common fear, the fear of snakes.  Of course, to be called ‘phobia’, the fear has to be excessive or abnormal.  Many people call the fear of snakes ‘herpetophobia’ which really is the abnormal fear of reptiles and amphibians in general.  The term Ophidophobia, has its roots in…

Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald Tree Boa

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Boidae Subfamily:        Boinae Genus:        Corallus Species:        C. caninus Binomial name:        Corallus caninus The  Emerald (tree) boa belongs to the species of Boa Corallus Caninus.    They are a species of non-venomous Snakes. We…

True Vipers of Europe

True Vipers of Europe

Herpetologists and snake enthusiasts do not look up to Europe as an ultimate destination for any worthwhile study of the poisonous varieties of snakes over there as there are not only fewer options but also a relatively small population of the dangerous ones when you compare the statistics the world over. Of course, in the…

Eastern Milk Snake

Eastern 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 Trinomial name:        Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum The Eastern Milk Snake, biologically termed Lampropeltis Triangulum Triangulum,  is a slim non venomous snake with smooth scales. Its…

Elephant Trunk Snake

Elephant Trunk Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Acrochordidae Genus:        Acrochordus Species:        A. javanicus Binomial name:        Acrochordus javanicus The elephant trunk snake Acrochordus Javanicus. The family Acrochordus is a group of non-venomous, primitive aquatic snakes. The snake does appear very similar to an…

Eastern Hognose Snake

Eastern Hognose Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Xenodontinae Genus:        Heterodon Species:        H. platirhinos Binomial name:        Heterodon platirhinos The eastern hog-nosed snake, which is also commonly known as Heterodon Platirhinos, are harmless Colubrid species that you find primarily…

Eastern Green Mamba

Eastern Green Mamba

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Subfamily:        Elapinae Genus:        Dendroaspis Species:        D. angusticeps Binomial name:        Dendroaspis angusticeps The Eastern Green Mamba, biologically known as Dendroaspis angusticeps, is otherwise called the Common Mamba, Green Mamba, East African Green…

Dream About Snakes

Dream About Snakes

It is quite a common occurrence for many people to dream about snakes. The psychologists attach their own interpretations of these dreams and the myths contribute to the rest. If you want to start analyzing what snake dreams are all about and you must first learn primary and established meanings linked to dreams about snakes….

Diamond Python

Diamond Python

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Pythonidae Genus:        Morelia Species:        M. spilota Subspecies:        M. s. spilota Trinomial name:        Morelia spilota spilota The Diamond Python, Morelia Spilota Spilota, is a close relative of Morelia Spilota or the Carpet python….

Diamondback Rattlesnake

Diamondback Rattlesnake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae Subfamily:        Crotalinae Genus:        Crotalus Crotalus, called diamondback rattlesnake is a variety of poisonous pit viper available only on the continent of America extending from southern Canada to northern Argentina. This snake earned its…

World’s Deadliest Snakes

World’s Deadliest Snakes

In the process of considering the series of the world’s deadliest snakes, the majority of people take into consideration only one aspect, ignoring other important aspects. This leads to an erroneous list or one that just twists and turns around a collection of facts. Most people prepare these lists based mainly on the degree of…

Corn Snakes

Corn Snakes

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Subclass:       Lepidosauria Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Colubrinae Genus:        Pantherophis Species:        P. Guttatus Binomial name:        Pantherophis guttatus Corn snakes are a non venomous snake species. They are spectacular in color and patterns. These species…