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Mountain Adder

Mountain Adders belong to an African viper species. Little is known about their venom, as well as their natural history.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Viperinae
    Genus Bitis
    Species B. parviocula
    Scientific Name Bitis parviocula

    Other Names Ethiopian mountain adder, small-eyed puff adder, Ethiopian viper, Ethiopian mountain viper
    Length Up to 29.6 inches
    Color Light brown to dark brown with spectacular geometrical shapes in moss green and greenish yellow along with small white spots
    Distribution Only in Ethiopia
    Habitat Forested areas and grassland, as well as near rocky streams
    Diet Amphibians and other smaller reptiles
    Venom Fact Venomous

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    Published on January 4th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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