Bothrops Asper

Bothrops Asper

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae Subfamily:        Crotalinae Genus:        Bothrops Species:        B. asper Binomial name:        Bothrops asper Bothrops Asper is the name of a highly venomous pit viper species commonly found in regions ranging from Southern Mexico…

Blind Snake

Blind Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Typhlopidae Genus:        Ramphotyphlops Species:        R. braminus Binomial name:        Ramphotyphlops braminus The species of the snake Ramphotyphlops Braminus are harmless blind snakes found mainly in African and Asian continents. These snake species have been…

Blue Racer Snake

Blue Racer Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Colubrinae Genus:        Coluber Species:        C. constrictor Binomial name:        Coluber constrictor Coluber constrictor foxii is a sub-category of a non-venomous snake group, Coluber constrictor. They are also known as the eastern…

Black Racer Snake

Black Racer Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Colubrinae Genus:        Coluber Species:        C. constrictor Binomial name:        Coluber constrictor Of the two varieties of snakes that grow up to 5 feet long, you have the black racer snake and…

Black Rat Snake

Black Rat Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:        Colubridae Genus:        Elaphe Species:        Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta The biggest snake found in Virginia is The Black rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta obsolete. The length of this full-grown snake is 8ft. These black snakes are often seen in the…

Big Snakes

Big Snakes

Several Giant size snakes wander our planet, but does anyone have any clear idea of the species of snake that is the biggest among them? These snakes are included in the list of the world’s big snakes. What do you mean when you say, ‘the biggest world’s snake?’ controversies have been raging on this for…

Black Mamba Snake

Black Mamba Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:        Elapidae Subfamily:        Elapinae Genus:        Dendroaspis Species:        D. Polylepis Binomial name:        Dendroaspis Polylepis The black mamba snake (Dendroapis Polylepis) also commonly known as the common black mamba or the black-mouthed mamba is a very highly venomous…

Banded Water Snake

Banded Water Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Colubridae Subfamily:        Natricinae Genus:        Nerodia Species:        N. fasciata Binomial name:        Nerodia fasciata The Banded Water Snake, otherwise known as Southern Water Snake Nerodia Fasciata, is not poisonous and more of an aquatic…

Asp Snake

Asp Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Elapidae Genus:        Naja Species:        N. Haje Asp is an attempt at the Anglicization of the word aspis which in the old terms referred to any one of the venomous snakes you could find along…

Adder Snake

Adder Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Serpentes Family:        Viperidae The Adder Snake is Britain’s sole poisonous snake. These Adders have the most sophisticated mechanism of injecting venom, yet these animals are not violent. Adders make use of their venom only in dire cases, generally…

Anaconda: Secret Lives of Earth’s Largest Snakes

Anaconda: Secret Lives of Earth’s Largest Snakes

Does the name Anaconda send chills down your spine?  Some movies have projected the snakes as arch villains, ready to swallow people at the drop of a hat. Here are the facts about anacondas. Anacondas are non-venomous snakes belonging to the species Eunectes Murinus. They are native to the tropical regions of South America. They…

Pet Snakes

Pet Snakes

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Reptilia Order:  Squamata Family:  Ophidia Suborder:  Serpentes Infraorders:  Alethinophidia, Scolecophidia Most people have varied pet interests, but employ safe and secure means to pet them. Some animals like dogs and cats are easy, but those wanting to own a pet snake are a breed of their own. Snakes are…