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Mexican wast coast rattlesnake
(Crotalus basiliscus)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Faimily: Viperidae
Oppel, 1811
  • Viperae—Laurenti, 1768
  • Viperini—Oppel, 1811
  • Viperidae—Gray, 1825


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.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. "Viperidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 August 2006.