The Colubridae is a family of snakes. It is a very big group, containing around 65 percent of all living snake species. Egg-eating snakes, boomslangs and grass snakes are all colubrids.
Scientific name: Colubridae
The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
With 304 genera and 1,938 species, Colubridae is the largest snake family, and includes about two-thirds of all current snake species. The earliest species of the family date back to the Oligocene epoch. Colubrid species are found on every continent except Antarctica.