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Eyelash Viper

The Eyelash Viper snake is a pit viper species known for its bright pigmentation, and is common in zoological exhibitions. Their main characteristic is the presence of superciliary scales just above the eyes, for which it gets its name.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Bothriechis
    Species Bothriechis schlegelii

    Length 22–32 in
    Color Found in a varying range of colors, including red, yellow, brown, green, pink, or their combinations
    Distribution Central and South America
    Habitat Dense vegetation, woodlands
    Diet Small rodents, frogs, lizards and small birds
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2-20 live young

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    Published on December 23rd 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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