Family: Viperidae -
The Viperidae or True
have thick bodies and heads that are much wider than
their neck However, there are many different sizes,
markings, and colorations. CLICK HERE
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This snake group has developed
a highly sophisticated means for delivering venom.
They have long, hollow
fangs to execute their strike like using a hypodermic
needle. The venom is delivered deep into the
The fangs of this group of snakes are movable.
These snakes fold their fangs into the roof of
their mouths. When they strike, their fangs come
forward, stabbing the victim. The snake controls
the movement of its fangs; fang movement is not
automatic. The venom is usually Hemotoxic. There
are, however, several species that have large quantities
of Neurotoxic elements, thus making them even more
dangerous. The vipers are responsible for many
human fatalities around the world.
Species & Sub-Specie Scientific Classification
|Identification of Vipers