Close-up of a grass snake's with its tongue out

Colubrid snakes

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

Rank: Family

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Map showing the distribution of the Colubrid snakes taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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