What Is the Scientific Classification of Snakes?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 18, 2020 8:52:13 PM ET

The scientific classification of snakes depends on the type of snake, but it is based on the domain, the kingdom, the phylum, the class, the order, the family, the genus and the species of snake itself, according to the University of Wisconsin. Most snakes are part of the reptilia class, meaning that they are cold-blooded reptiles with scales, and they protect their embryos with amniotic membrane sacs.