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Levant Viper

Levant Viper is a venomous snake distributed across a wide range from North Africa, to the Mideast and parts of India. They have five subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Viperinae
    Genus Macrovipera
    Species M. lebetina
    Scientific Name Macrovipera lebetina

    Other Names Blunt-nosed viper, Lebetine viper
    Length Up to 150 cm (59.1 in)
    Coloration Patterns of gray, brown, beige, pinkish, olive, or khaki
    Distribution North Africa, much of the Middle East, as far east as Kashmir (India) (varies between subspecies)
    Habitat Under short trees with thick shade
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Breeding Season Varies between subspecies (depending upon temperature)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 23rd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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