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Horned Snake • Snakes
Compton’s Encyclopedia
snakeOf all the animals, snakes are among the best known but perhaps the most misunderstood. Snakes are characterized by their elongated limbless bodies. They are found in almost every part of the world except the polar regions. Although the greatest species diversity is found in the tropics, snakes
Beaked sea snake
Beaked sea snakemedium-sized, highly poisonous snake, Enhydrina schistosa, that is widespread in shallow seas from the Persian Gulf to northern coastal Australia. It is especially abundant in estuaries and bays around the mouths of great rivers, such as the Indus and Ganges. It sometimes swims many
Crowned snake
Crowned snakeany of three species of small, poisonous snakes belonging to the genus Aspidomorphus. The crowned snake inhabits dense tropical forests of New Guinea and nearby islands. It is a member of the cobra family, Elapidae, characterized by immobile fangs and a potent venom that causes paralysis.
Curl snake
Curl snakea medium-sized poisonous snake, Suta suta, inhabiting mainly dry areas in eastern and central Australia. The curl snake belongs to the cobra family, Elapidae, characterized by short, hollow, fixed fangs that deliver a paralyzing venom. Adult length reaches about 3 feet (90 centimeters).The
viperine sea snake
viperine sea snakeViperine sea snake Thalassophis viperina.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.Viperine sea snake is the common name of a medium-sized poisonous sea snake, Thalassophis viperina. Its range extends from the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea and coastal waters of Indonesia. The viperine
Death adder
Death adderan unusual and highly poisonous snake, Acanthophis antarcticus, inhabiting woods and scrublands in Australia. The death adder is one of the world’s most dangerous snakes, though adults are only about 16 to 30 inches (40 to 75 centimeters) long. The snake is a member of the cobra family, Elapidae,
Desert cobra
Desert cobraa medium-sized black poisonous snake of arid North Africa and the Middle East. The scientific name of the desert cobra is Walterinnesia aegyptia. A rare snake, and the only representative of its genus, the desert cobra is not a true cobra but is a fellow member of the Elapidae family, also
Desert horned viper
Desert horned viperor sand viper, a small, agile, poisonous snake, Cerastes cerastes, of the viper family, Viperidae. Desert horned vipers are common in sandy deserts of Northern Africa and Western Asia. The adult is only 18 to 28 inches (45 to 70 centimeters) long but has classic viperine features:
diamond python
diamond pythonThe diamond python(Morelia spilotas spilotas) is a large, constricting snake belonging to the family Pythonidae, and inhabiting Australia and New Guinea. Adults average 7 feet (2 meters) in length, though some individuals grow to 13 feet (4 meters).The scales of the snake are small and
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Horned Snake
HORNED SNAKE Venomous viper (Cerastes cornutus) of the Near East having a horny protrusion above each eye. Dan is compared to a horned snake (Gen. 49:17 NASB, REB). See Reptiles.
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