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Family Notes
Acrochordidae File Snakes and kin. 1 Genera, 2 Species in the database.
Aniliidae 1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.
Anomalepidae 4 Genera, 8 Species in the database.
Anomochilidae 1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.
Atractaspididae African Burrowing Snakes. Small burrowing snakes native to the African continent (1 species occurs in the middle east) characterized by various head and vertebral anatomy. Most have grooved fangs, and a few are potentially dangerous. 9 Genera, 35 Species in the database.
Boidae Boas and Pythons. Most are relatively large and stout. Overall size varies considerably from giants that may reach 10 meters in length to small burrowers. All are powerful constrictors. 18 Genera, 49 Species in the database.
Bolyeridae 1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.
Colubridae Typical snakes. Highly variable, typically non-venomous (some have enlarged rear fangs and toxin saliva) and with large, regular scales on head (reduced in burrowing species). 254 Genera, 987 Species in the database.
Cylindrophiidae 1 Genera, 5 Species in the database.
Elapidae Cobras and allies. Family of venomous snake that are similar in appearance to Colubrids. Venom is typically neurotoxin in its effects. Fangs are fixed on the anterior ends of largely immovable maxillae. 41 Genera, 138 Species in the database.
Hydrophiidae 12 Genera, 32 Species in the database.
Leptotyphlopidae Slender Blind Snakes. Body evenly cylindrical. 2 Genera, 48 Species in the database.
Loxocemidae Mexican Burrowing Python. Recently was considered a member of the Boidae family. Restricted to southern Mexico and Central America. 1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.
Tropidophiidae Dwarf Boas. Nocturnal, most species are terrestrial. Only one species, Tropidophis melanurus, exceeds 1 meter in length. 3 Genera, 19 Species in the database.
Typhlopidae Blind Snakes. Small, wormlike, burrowing snakes that seem to be specialty feeders of ant or termite eggs, pupae and larvae. 4 Genera, 114 Species in the database.
Uropeltidae 6 Genera, 22 Species in the database.
Viperidae Pit Vipers and Old World Vipers. Family of venomous snakes with relatively long, retractable fangs. Venom primarily affects the blood and circulatory system. 30 Genera, 143 Species in the database.
Xenopeltidae 1 Genera, 1 Species in the database.

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