The Colubridae is a huge family of snakes, with 304 genera, and close to 2,000 species; two-thirds of all known snake species. Colubridae has long been considered a “catch all” family, and many families will probably be separated from it in the future (see Dipsadidae).
Some well known U.S. Colubrids include racers, ratsnakes, kingsnakes, garters, and watersnakes. Colubrids occur worldwide, however, and some are rarely seen and poorly studied.
Some Colubrids are rear-fanged and venomous, with a few species known to have caused human deaths.
Dekay’s Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi)The Dekay’s brown snake (Storeria dekayi) is a small colubrid species found …Read More »
Juvenile Ratsnakes (Pantherophis)One of the most common snakes seen in and around houses are …Read More »
Colubrid Spotlight : Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi)One of the largest non-venomous snakes in the United States, the Bullsnake …Read More »