bad news. that is a let down.
i dont think saurod is a snake man. saurod gestures & movements are like that of a lizard. from the movie you can see saurod was the tracker (so was beastman) relying on smell. although you can argue snakes rely on smell & body heat too. underneath all that armor he would look like a lizard. doesn't saurod breath fire or create sparks or electricity from his mouth? wouldn't a lizard be more likely to generate electricity to be able to electrocute or burn its victim? a snake would strangle or use venom as there natural weapon.
as for saurod being loyal to hisss why would he seek riches as a bounty hunter & serve skeletor. unless saurod is a deserter or trader to the snakemen. a lizard man is more likely to be a bounty hunter & look for riches. i dont think snakemen care about riches they just want to dominate. all the snakemen are loyal to hisss & work for him.
although this can all be argued. this is all fiction after all. just something to consider.