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.
The Colubridae (from Latin coluber, snake) are a family of snakes. 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.
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