Russell's viper

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Rus·sell's viper

A venomous snake (Daboia russelii) of South and Southeast Asia, characterized by large black-ringed spots on yellow, tan, or light brown skin.

[After Patrick Russell (1727-1805), Scottish naturalist.]
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It merits mention here, he said that out of 17 species of snakes only 5 species were venomous that are: Common Krait (Bungarus aeruleus ), Black Cobra (Naja naja), Brown Cobra (Naja oxiana), Saw-Scaled Viper (Echis carinatus sochireki ) and Russell's Viper (Daboia russelii).
on 'Big Four' (Common Krait, Black Cobra, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper) snakes in Pakistan through DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) analysis and molecular biology techniques.Molecular biology has helped mitochondrial DNA studies to give an insight into structure of a population, gene flow, hybridization, biogeography, and phylogenetics.
He said the ASV was effective against a particular snake locally called as 'Lundy' (saw-scaled viper) commonly found in Thar desert and the Russell's viper.
[4] In India, the mortality of snake bite patients is mainly due to bite from 4 species of snakes, which includes Indian/King Cobra (Naja naja), Russell's Viper (Vipera rusellii), Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus), and sawscaled viper (Echis carinata).
Alasdair found a newspaper clipping which revealed his father had died from a bite from a Russell's viper, one of the most dangerous snakes in all of Asia, which kills thousands every year.
Barpada (Odisha) [India], Nov 11 ( ANI ): Two Russell's viper snakes were rescued on Saturday afternoon from the circle jail campus of Baripada under Mayurbhanj district, Odisha.
He did not drag me out to admire the Russell's viper or the spectacled cobra inches away from the doorstep -- instead, if one of them visited, he could always be shaken awake to help save the day!
The common cobra (Naja naja), Russell's viper (Dabiola russelii), saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus), and common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) are the four highly venomous snakes of the approximately 13 known species of snakes in India.
The current case records successful therapy of snake envenomation caused by Russell's Viper in an ewe.
India is home to some 300 snake species and 60 are highly venomous, including the Indian cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper.
Russell's viper: It is a generally aggressive snake and is widespread across India and South Asia.
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