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The Aesculapian Snake was first described by Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in 1768 as Natrix longissima, later it was also known as Coluber longissimus and for the most part of its history as Elaphe longissima. The current scientific name of the species based on revisions of the large genus Elaphe is Zamenis longissimus. Zamenis is of unknown origin, however longissimus comes from Latin and means "longest"; the snake is one of the longest over its range.

The common name of the species — "Aesculape" in French and its equivalents in other languages — refers to the classical god of healing (Greek Asclepius and later Roman Aesculapius) whose temples the snake was encouraged around.

It is surmised that the typical depiction of the god with his snake-entwined staff features the species. Later from these, modern symbols developed of the medical professions as used in a number of variations today. The species along with Four-lined Snakes also is carried in an annual religious procession in Cocullo in central Italy, which is of separate origin and was later made part of the catholic calendar.


  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • The Reptile Database.
  • Edgar P, Bird DR. (2006). "Action Plan for the Conservation of the Aesculapian Snake (Zamenis longissimus) in Europe". Strasbourg: Council of Europe: Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats. Standing Committee, 26th meeting, 27–30 November 2006.
  • "Aesculapian snake, Zamenis longissimus at Reptiles & Amphibiens de France.
  • Musilová R. (2011). "Ekologie a status užovky stromové (Zamenis longissimus) v severozápadních Čechách (Ecology and Status of the Aesculapian Snake (Zamenis longissimus) in northwest Bohemia)" (in Czech and English). Dissertation. Prague: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.
  • Laughlin VL. 1962. "The Aesculapian Staff and the Caduceus as Medical Symbols", J. Int. Col. Surgeons 37 (4): 82-92.
  • Schmidt KP, Inger RF. 1957. Living Reptiles of the World. Garden City, New York: Hanover House. 287 pp. ISBN 978-0241903445. (p. 211).
  • Musilova R, Zavadil V, Marková S, Kotlík P. 2010. Relics of the Europe’s warm past: Phylogeography of the Aesculapian snake. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 :1245-1252.

Details of Zamenix Health Care Trademark

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Wordmark: Zamenix Health care

Proprietor: S.KARTHICK

Application Number: 3151824

Class / Classes: 5

Status: Registered

Application Date: 06/01/2016

Used Since : 01/10/2014

Valid Upto : 06/01/2026