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 Brazil's lancehead , Bothrops brazili Hoge, 1954

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PostSubject: Brazil's lancehead , Bothrops brazili Hoge, 1954   Sun 15 Jul - 20:37

Etymology, epithet is a patronym honoring Dr. Vital Brazil Minero de Campanha, founder of the Instituto Butantan in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Distribution, Equatorial forests of southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia, southern and eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Amazonian Brazil to Mato Grosso at 300-500m above sea level and in primary forests , common no where .

Description, The dorsum of the head is pinkish tan or reddish gray, poorly defined postocular stripe, The iris is usually red, pinkish copper, or bronze and the tounge is brown with pink flecks. A lateral series of 9-19 dark ash gray bands or triangular C's, opposite each other, crosses the dorsum.

Highly dangerous ! and greatly feared by indigenous people.

Reference, Campbell et al.[img] P1010650 by Zoobotanicals, on Flickr[/img]
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