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Viper, (family Viperidae), any of more than 200 species of venomous snakes belonging to two groups: pit vipers (subfamily Crotalinae) and Old World vipers (subfamily Viperinae), which are considered separate families by some authorities. They eat small animals and hunt by striking and envenomating their prey. Vipers are characterized by a pair of long, hollow, venom-injecting fangs attached to.
Classification of snakes. Kingdom: Animalia. Phylum: Chordata. Subphylum: Vertebrata. Class: Reptilia. Order: Squamata. Suborder: Ophidia (Serpentes) Infraorders: -Alethinophidia-Scolecophidia. The classification of snakes are based on different morphological structures. The general morphology of snakes is a crucial factor used in their Taxonomy.The Viperidae are a family of venomous snakes commonly referred to as vipers, although the term viperids is more specific and distinguishes them from the viperines (subfamily Viperinae). These snakes are found all over the world, except in Australia and Madagascar.Researchers have devoted considerable effort to reconstructing the phylogenetic history of the Viperidae, and, consequently, extensive revision of the classification of these snakes was done throughout the end of the twentieth century and has continued into the twenty-first century. Monophyly of the.
Viperidae (vipers; order Squamata, suborder Serpentes) A family of compact, sturdy snakes, most of which have a broad triangular head, small, ridged scales, a short tail, and drab coloration.The genus Vipera, with about 15 species, is typical: the moderately large head is broader than the neck, the eyes have vertical pupils, the tail is short and conical, body scales are strongly keeled, the.Read More
The Viperinae, or viperines, are a subfamily of venomous vipers endemic to Europe, Asia and Africa.They are distinguished by their lack of the heat-sensing pit organs that characterize their sister group, the subfamily Crotalinae.Currently, 13 genera are recognized. Most are tropical and subtropical, although one species, Vipera berus, even occurs within the Arctic Circle.Read More
The Viperidae (vipers) are a family of venomous snakes found in most parts of the world, excluding Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, Hawaii, various other isolated islands, and north of the Arctic Circle. All have relatively long, hinged fangs that permit deep penetration and injection of venom. Four subfamilies are currently.Read More
The Viperidae (vipers) are a family of venomous snakes found all over the world, except in Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, Hawaii, various other isolated islands, and north of the Arctic Circle.All have relatively long, hinged fangs that permit deep penetration and injection of venom.Four subfamilies are currently recognised. They are also known as viperids.Read More
Vipers are nocturnal, meaning that they sleep in the day and wake up at night to go hunting. Like other snakes, vipers are predators, meaning that they eat other animals,. Their main diet is birds (including bird eggs), amphibians, such as frogs and toads, and other small reptiles like lizards and smaller snakes.Read More
The Viperidae (veepers) is a faimily o venomous snakes foond in maist pairts o the warld, excludin Antarcticae, Australie, New Zealand, Madagascar, Hawaii, various ither isolatit islands, an north o the Arctic Circle.Aw hae relatively lang, hinged fangs that permit deep penetration an injection o venom.Fower subfaimilies are currently recognised.Read More
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Description. All Vipers have a pair of long hollow fangs which are used to inject venom from glands found in the back of the upper jaws. Almost all Vipers have ridged scales, a well built body with a short tail, and, because of where the venom glands are found, a triangular-shaped head.Read More