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Incorrect snake identification from the observable visual traits is a major reason of death resulting from snake bites. So far no automatic classification method has been proposed to distinguish snakes by deciphering the taxonomy features of snake for the two major species of snakes i.e. Elapidae and Viperidae. We present a parallel processed inter-feature product similarity fusion based automatic classification of Spectacled Cobra, Russel's Viper, King Cobra, Common Krait, Saw Scaled Viper, Hump nosed Pit Viper. We identify 31 different taxonomically relevant features from snake images for automated snake classification studies. The scalability and real-time implementation of the classifier is analyzed through GPU enabled parallel computing environment. The developed systems finds application in wild life studies, analysis of snake bites and in management of snake population.
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The sample snake image dataset consisting of Viper and Cobra snake classes.