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- Black mamba: A large, highly venomous snake which is the longest venomous snake in its native habitat, Africa.
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- Anal scale : The scale just in front of and covering the cloacal opening.
- Antivenom : is a biological product used in the treatment of venomous bites or stings. Antivenom is created by milking venom from the desired snake, spider or insect. The venom is then diluted and injected into a horse, sheep or goat. The subject animal will undergo an immune response to the venom, producing antibodies against the venom's active molecule which can then be harvested from the animal's blood and used to treat envenomation.
- Bitis : Genus of venomous vipers found in Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula.
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- Bothrops : is a genus of venomous pitvipers (also known as "lanceheads") found in Central and South America. The generic name is derived from the Greek words bothros and ops that mean "pit" and "eye" or "face"; an allusion to the heat-sensitive loreal pit organs. Members of this genus are responsible for more human deaths in the Americas than any other group of venomous snakes.
- Causus lichtensteinii : A venomous viper species found in western and central Africa with no known subspecies.
- Colubridae : is a family of snakes. This broad classification of snakes includes about two-thirds of all snake species on earth. The earliest species of the snake family date back to the Oligocene epoch. With 304 genera and 1,938 species, Colubridae is the largest snake family. Colubrid species are found on every continent except Antarctica.
- Crotalinae : a subfamily of the family Viperidae known as "pitvipers" due to the presence of a heat-sensing pit organ located between the eye and the nostril on either side of the head, this distinguishes them from the "true vipers". Examples of members of this subfamily include Rattlesnakes, lanceheads, and Asian pitvipers.
- Daboia russelii siamensis : Eastern Russell's viper, a subspecies found in parts of southeast Asia, southern China and Taiwan.
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- Mammal : A warm-blooded animal with a backbone which also has hair, and produces milk to feed its young.
- Mental scale : Median plate on the tip of the lower jaw, in snakes and other scaled reptiles.
- Occipital scales : Enlarged plates that lie directly behind the parietal scales in reptiles.
- Ocular scales : Scales that form the margin of the eye in reptiles, with numbers of these scales present, and sometimes the shapes and sizes, are some of the characteristics used to differentiate species from one another.
- Paraventral scales : Longitudinal rows of dorsal scales that contact the ventral scales in snakes.
- Parietal scales : Scales of a snake which are on the head of the snake and are connected to the frontals towards the posterior.
- Rattlesnakes : are a group of venomous snakes of the subfamily Crotalinae ("pitvipers"). There are 32 known species of rattlesnake, with between 65-70 subspecies, all native to the Americas, ranging from southern Alberta and southern British Columbia in Canada to Central Argentina.
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- Venomous snake : is a snake that uses modified saliva, venom, delivered through fangs in its mouth, to immobilize or kill its prey. Examples of venomous snakes includes the Elapidae family which includes the subfamily Elapinae such as cobras, mambas, kraits, and Hydrophiinae such as the Australian elapids (taipans, brown snakes, tiger snakes), sea snakes and the Viperidae family which includes true vipers such as Russell's viper, saw-scaled vipers, puff adders, Gaboon vipers, and pitvipers such as Rattlesnakes, lanceheads and Asian pitvipers. Some colubrids are venomous such as snakes of the genus Boiga (cat snakes), Rhabdophis (keelback snakes), Thelotornis (twig snakes) and the highly venomous Boomslang.
- Ventral scales : Enlarged and transversely elongated scales in snakes, that extend down the underside of the body from the neck to the anal scale.
- Viperidae : are a family of venomous snakes found all over the world, except in Antarctica, Australia, Ireland, Madagascar, Hawaii, New Zealand, various other isolated islands, and north of the Arctic Circle. All have relatively long, hinged fangs that permit deep penetration and injection of venom.