Crotalidae

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Noun1.Crotalidae - New World vipers: pit vipers
reptile family - a family of reptiles
pit viper - New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head
rattler, rattlesnake - pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
Crotalus, genus Crotalus - large rattlesnakes; seldom bite unless startled or pursuing prey
genus Sistrurus, Sistrurus - pygmy rattlesnakes
Bothrops, genus Bothrops - fer-de-lance
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Viperidae--subfamily Viperinae (old world vipers), subfamily Crotalinae (new world and Asian pit vipers);
The 5 snakes all belong to the family Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae.
Family Viperidae include asps, moccasins, rattlesnakes, and true vipers and comprises about 260 species in four subfamilies, viz, Azemiopinae, Causinae, Crotalinae and Viperinae (McDiarmid et al, 1999).
Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae, includes the Crotalus genus (rattlesnakes), Agkistrodon genus (copperheads and cottonmouths) and the Bothrops genus (Ferdelance).
Muchos de los envenenamientos ofidicos que ocurren en la selva alta y baja del Peru son causados por especies de la familia Viperidae, siendo Lachesis muta "Shushupe" la serpiente Crotalinae que ocasiona un cuadro clinico severo, con danos locales y sistemicos como: colico abdominal, diarrea, edema, dolor local intenso, nauseas, anormalidades hemostaticas, hipotension, sangrado, necrosis, signos neurotoxicos, coagulopatias, choque cardiovascular e insuficiencia renal aguda; todo ello atribuido al complejo enzimatico del veneno.