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Horned Viper

Description:

Horned Viper

Habitat:

Desert



1 species ID suggestions

Saharan horned viper
Cerastes cerastes Cerastes cerastes

4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 3 years ago

Bitis cornuta is from southern Africa.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Beautiful!

csparr
csparr 6 years ago

There are apparently a number of viper species with horns but Bitis cornuta is apparently the most widespread. http://www.eol.org/pages/1057053

Maybe a snake expert can confirm.

lorenzo.villalobos
lorenzo.villalobos 7 years ago

This baby snake (Vípera cornuta, or horned viper) is extremley dangerous. I founded it during a geological mission in Mauritania, sleeping early in a fresh morning, exposed to the sun in a relatively humid gully crossing a cliff, south of the Mauritanian Desert ( Coordinates: 18º 18,75'N ; 10º 52,8'W, elev.:540m)

Mauritania

Lat: 18.30, Long: -10.88

Spotted on May 14, 2010
Submitted on May 14, 2010

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