Linnaeus system of classificationOf the many systems of classification Linnaeus system is followed till now. According to this Every living thing is divided into Kingdom, Sub-kingdom or phylum, Class, Family and genus and Species.


Binomial Nomenclature

It is a system of naming all living organism in two parts. The two parts are named Genus and Species which are derived only from Latin. The first letter of the Genus name Should always be in Capital while the Species name should begin with Small letter.

Example:-  Binomial name of Human is Homo sapiens

                                                     Homo   - Genus
                                                    sapiens -  species
Black Mamba

Black Mamba kind of snakes are mostly found in the forests of Africa. They are about 2.5 to 3 meter long with its scales yellowish green to gun metal grey. They are most poisonous and its bite directly affects the central nervous system. The effect of its bite paralyzes the person in 20 minutes and death occurs in 30 to 60 minutes, sometimes it may take up-to 3 hours. And the mortality rate is almost 100%.

Kingdom       :Animalia
Phylum          :Chordata
Sub-phylum  :Vertebrata
Class              :Reptilia
Order              :Squamata
Suborder      :Serpentes
Family           :Elapidae
Genus           :Dendroaspis
Species        :polylepis

Egyptian Cobra
Egyptian Cobra are found in the deserts of Africa. These are the most poisonous among the cobra family. It grows to about 3 to 6 ft and may exceed about 9ft. Its venom affects the central nervous system by stopping the nervous transmission between heart and lungs. Ultimately causing the death of the organism.

 Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class:         Reptilia
Order:         Squamata
Sub-order:   Serpentes
Family:       Elapidae
Genus:         Naja
Species:       haje

Russell Viper

These snakes are commonly found Asia and its one of the most poisonous snake in India. It can grow up-to a maximum length of 5.5 ft. The symptoms of the bite begins with a pain followed by immediate swelling and bleeding. The blood pressure and heart beat falls. Pain lasts for 2-4 weeks and finally death occurs if untreated.

Kingdom:      Animalia
Phylum:        Chordata
Sub-phylum:      Vertebrata
Class:               Reptilia
Order:               Squamata
Suborder:       Serpentes
Family:               Viperidae
Subfamily:       Viperinae
Genus:                Daboia
Species:     . russelii

Mozambique Spitting Cobra

It is the second most poisonous snakes which has its nativity of Africa. Its has olive grey or tawny brown color skin and about 2.5 to 3 feet and grows to a maximum length of 4 ft. The Cobra spits its venom for protection which is poisonous to cause death. The venom causes immediate blind on contact of venom in eyes.

Kingdom:  Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class:         Reptilia
Order:         Squamata
Sub-order:   Serpentes
Family:          Elapidae
Genus:         Naja
Species: mossambica


There are some reasons behind the common name or local name of some snakes. Pls post those information too.

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