species of the suborder Serpentes that are capable of producing venom
Over 600 species are known to be venomous -- about a quarter of all snake species.
|Atractaspididae (Atractaspidids)||Burrowing asp, Mole viper, Stiletto snake.|
|Colubridae (Colubrids)||Most are harmless, but others have toxic saliva and at least five species, including the Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), have caused human fatalities.|
|Elapidae (Elapids)||Cobra, Coral snake, Krait, Mamba, Sea snake, Sea krait and Australian elapid.|
|Viperidae (Viperids)||True viper and Pit viper, including Rattlesnake and Albany Adder.|