family Viperidae


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Noun1.family Viperidae - Old World vipersfamily Viperidae - Old World vipers      
reptile family - a family of reptiles
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
genus Vipera, Vipera - type genus of the Viperidae
Bitis, genus Bitis - a genus of Viperidae
Aspis, genus Aspis, genus Cerastes - horned vipers
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The present goal of the study was to characterize the hemoglobin of Leaf-nosed viper (Eristicophis macmahonii), member of family Viperidae. The snake is found in the deserts of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential antibacterial activity of crude snake venom from snake species of the genera Bothrops, Bothropoides and Rhinocerophis of the family Viperidae on S.
Within them, some species are venomous and potentially life-threatening to animals and humans: five species of coral snakes (family Elapidae, subfamily Elapinae), sixteen of pit vipers, such as Bothrops asper and Bothriechis schlegelii (family Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae), and a sea snake (family Elapidae, subfamily Hydrophiinae) [1].
The 5 snakes all belong to the family Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae.
Carl Ernst (George Mason U.) and Evelyn Ernst, who taught high school chemistry and biology, offer the second volume in their set on venomous reptiles of North America, focusing on 21 rattlesnake species of the genus Crotalus of the family Viperidae found in the US, Canada, and northern Mexico, for readers interested in venom, snakes, and herpetology.

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