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Great Lakes Bush Viper

Great lakes bush viper is a species of venomous snake found in Africa. There are two recognized subspecies of this species. It is a large and stout viper species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Viperinae
    Genus Atheris
    Scientific Name Atheris nitschei

    Other Names Nitsche’s Bush Viper, Nitsche’s Tree Viper, Black and Green Bush Viper, Sedge Viper, Bush Viper, Green Viper
    Length Around 63 cm; largest recorded specimen measures at least 73 cm
    Color Green
    Distribution Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, west Tanzania, north Malawi, north Zambia
    Habitat Wetland, meadows, elephant grass marshes, along small streams, sometimes in scrub and bush in valleys, mountain forests
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)

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    Published on November 27th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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