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Reptiles have an important role in biological control. Since, the fauna and flora richness of Tabas County and no biosystematics studies were done in this region, the present research was done in order to study the snake fauna of Tabas County during 1389-90. Samples were collected from different parts using hands or special sticks. Most samples were released after identification. Photographs and slides were prepared from live samples and a limited number of each sample was transferred to zoological laboratory for further investigation. Based on these findings،7 snake species belonging to 7 genera and 3 families were identified. They include Eryx jaculus, Platyceps karelini, Spalerosophis diadema, Psammophis schokari, Echis carinatus and Pseudocerastes persicus. Among identified families the biggest family belonged to Colubridae with 4 genera and 4 species. Eryx jaculus was reported for the first time in this region.