gaboon viper


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gaboon viper

n
(Animals) a large venomous viper, Bitis gabonica, that occurs in African rainforests. It has brown and purple markings and hornlike projections on its snout
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Noun1.gaboon viper - large heavy-bodied brilliantly marked and extremely venomous west African viper
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
Bitis, genus Bitis - a genus of Viperidae
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Takacs catches a Gaboon viper in the Cameroon rain forest.
Comparison of the physiological effects in rabbits of gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) venoms from different sources.
The West African Gaboon viper, one of the largest in Africa and a master of camouflage, has dark spots in the geometrical pattern of its skin that are deep, velvety black and reflect very little light.
Exhibits include the hundred-pacer, the kraits, and the green habu and, for the lunar new year, a range of foreign species such as the gaboon viper, the black mamba, and the king cobra.