The purpose of this site is to educate people. Educate them on the value of snakes to our ecosystem, on the medical benefits snakes provide to us.. and on the many, many species and sub-species of snake…
Where possible I am listing the snakes under their common name, when I know it. Realizing that sometimes more than one species share common names and some species are known by several common names.
Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it’s not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name. It seems these names are changing frequently as more in depth studies are carried out and scientific methods advance. It is not always possible to update these names to the currently recognized names..
The following have been vital sources of many images and information:
Armed Forces Pest Management Board
Encyclopedia Of Life (EOL)
Australian Reptile Online Database
What Snake Is That
Ray Morgan (the Venom Interviews)
John Regan (Northwest Wildlife Online.)
Steven Bol Garter Snakes
Reptiles of Arizona
And many more….
The images used on this site don’t belong to me and I claim no rights to them. They are being used for educational purposes only. Wherever possible I have provided information on where I got the images from.