Bitis arietans

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Noun1.Bitis arietans - large African viper that inflates its body when alarmedBitis arietans - large African viper that inflates its body when alarmed
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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"Snakes usually come out in the hot weather and during the rains." He has taken photographs of many snakes, such as the orange cobra, elegant racer, bitis arietans and red spitting cobra, as well as dotted bitis snake, black spitting cobra and echis carinatus.
nigricincta venom was less that the 39.3 [micro]g of Echis ocellatus (Nigeria), 47.15 [micro]g of Echis leucogaster (Mali), the 24.9 [micro]g of Echis pyramidum leakeyi (Kenya), the 64.8 [micro]g of Bitis arietans (Nigeria), and the 28.2 micro]g of Bitis gabonica (Nigeria) from a study by Segura et al.
Poisonous snakes most commonly found in Zululand Puff adder (Bitis arietans) Night adder (Causinae rhombeatus) Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus) Zebra, western barred, or black spitting cobra (Naja nigricincta) Forest or white-lipped cobra (Naja melanoleuca) Snouted or banded Egyptian cobra (Naja annulifera) Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) Green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) Vine or twig snake (Thelotornis species) Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) Table 3.
Brandt, "Cleavage of fibrin-derived D-dimer into monomers by endopeptidase from puff adder venom (Bitis arietans) acting at cross-linked sites of the gamma-chain.
For instance, we recorded a few bushmeat items belonging to species that do not occur in the Niger Delta, such as the puff adder, Bitis arietans.
Al-Saleh (1997) reported that the crude Bitis arietans and three of its purified protein fractions showed caseinolytic activity.
'n Voorbeeld hiervan is die verwysing na die slang, "Bitis arietans".
The local people reported the presence of spectacular large snakes like Puff-Adder Bitis arietans (Merrem, 1820), Southern African rock python (Python natalensis A.
The only anti-venom available in Abu Dhabi hospitals is Polyvalent Snake Antivenom (Equine), which contains immunoglobulin fraction in a sufficient quantity to neutralise 25 times the lethal dose of venom of six species of snakes, including Bitis Arietans, Cerastes Cerastes, Echis Carinatus, Echis Coloratus, Naja Haje and Walterinnesia Aegyptia.
The scientists then ran extracts from the plants through test-tube assays for activity against venoms of the Nigerian spitting cobra (Naja naja nigricollis), puff adder (Bitis arietans), and saw-scaled viper (Echis ocellatus).