genus Bothrops


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Noun1.genus Bothrops - fer-de-lance
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Crotalidae, family Crotalidae - New World vipers: pit vipers
Bothrops atrops, fer-de-lance - large extremely venomous pit viper of Central America and South America
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Although the owner did not bring in the snake to be identified, snakes in the genus Bothrops are commonly encountered, especially in rural areas.
Chavez, unpublished data), where the snake is commonly known as "La chacarera" (Spanish name for inhabitants of farms and agricultural zones), and often confused with vipers of the genus Bothrops and killed for being considered dangerous.
Snakes of the genus Bothrops are responsible for higher human morbidity in the Americas than any other group of venomous snakes, and Bothrops jararaca is among the most important ones (Campbell and Lamar, 1989).