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Family: Viperidae - True Vipers

The Viperidae or True Vipers usually have thick bodies and heads that are much wider than their neck However, there are many different sizes, markings, and colorations. CLICK HERE TO SEE ANIMAL WEBCAMS

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 wound.

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.

Identification of Vipers
Viperidae - True Vipers

Snake Species & Sub-Specie Scientific Classification

VIPERIDAE  
COMMON ADDER PALESTINIAN VIPER
LONG-NOSED ADDER PUFF ADDER
GABOON VIPER RHINOCEROS VIPER
LEVANT VIPER RUSSELL'S VIPER
HORNED DESERT VIPER SAND VIPER
MCMAHON'S VIPER SAW-SCALED VIPER
MOLE VIPER URSINI'S VIPER

Families:
Colubridae | Crotalidae | Elapidae | Viperidae | Laticaudinae & Hydrophidae

See also:
  How to Avoid Snake Bites | Poisonous Snake Bites Effects | Snake Venom | Snake Fangs

Snakes:

Diamondback Rattlesnake
| King Cobra | Spitting Cobra | Kingsnakes & Milk Snakes

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