Snake biodiversity
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Acrochordidae
Australasian File Snakes


Aniliidae
South American Pipe Snake


Anomalepididae
Neotropical Blind Snakes


Anomochilidae
Dwarf Pipe Snakes


Boidae
Typical Boas


Bolyeriidae
Mascarene Boas


Colubridae
Typical Snakes


Cylindrophiidae
Asian Pipe Snakes


Elapidae
Cobras, Sea Snakes, etc.


Elapidae: part 1 [terrestrial species]
Cobras, Mambas, Coral Snakes, etc.


Elapidae: part 2 [marine species]
Sea Snakes


Gerrhopilidae
Indo-Malayan Blind Snakes


Homalopsidae
Australasian Mud Snakes


Lamprophiidae
House Snakes, etc.


Leptotyphlopidae
Thread Snakes


Loxocemidae
Neotropical Sunbeam Snake


Pareidae
Oriental Slug Eaters


Pythonidae
Pythons


Tropidophiidae
Dwarf Boas


Typhlopidae
Typical Blind Snakes


Uropeltidae
Shield-tailed Snakes


Viperidae
Vipers


Xenodermidae
Asian Litter Snakes


Xenopeltidae
Asian Sunbeam Snakes


Xenophidiidae
Spiny-jawed Snakes


Xenotyphlopidae
Round-nosed Blind Snake

Taxonomy of Snakes (Serpentes) Bibliography of Snakes (Serpentes)


Species richness map of the snakes (Serpentes) of the world
(click on the map to see larger version)



Biodiversity of snake species

How many snake species are there in the World?
How many endemic snakes are there in the World?
Chronology of new snake species descriptions
  • Frequency (left)
  • Cumulative frequency (right)
  • Which countries and regions have
    most snake species?
  • Ranked list (countries, left map)
  • Ranked list (all regions, right map)