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Bothrops alternatus

Urutú

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 200 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 20 to 25 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 700 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothrops alternatus  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Makánch, AGUARUNA Bakánch, Jamunsé, AKAWAIO Saroorooimo, Scroorooimo, AMAHUACA Shánoo, Shanopán, AYMARA Kollan Catari, Palli, CALLAWALLA Ppejeto, CHAYAHUITA Tayohuan, Yamirin Tayohuan, CULINA Namacá, DUTCH Hoefijzerlanspuntslang, ENGLISH American Lancehead Pitviper, Crossed Lancehead Pitviper, Crossed Pitviper, Half Moon Viper, Lancehead, Lancehead Pitviper, Neotropical Pitviper, Parker's Pitviper, Urutu Pitviper, FINNISH Keihäskäärmeet, Puolikuukeihäskäärme, FRENCH Gros Yarara, Trigonocéphale, Trigonocéphale Alterné, Vipère à Roix Sur La Tête, Vipère Fer De Lance, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenotter, Halbmond Lanzenotter, Halbmond Lanzenschlange, Lanzenotter, Lanzenschlange, Lochadder, GUARANI Boi Cuatia, Boicotiara, Cotiara, Jarara Aka Durusu, Kiririóg Aká Kurussú, Kurussu, M Bói Cuatiá, M'boi Cuatiá, Mbói Cuatía, Mbói Kuatiá, Mbói Kwatia, Mboícuatiá, Urutu, Yara, Yarará, Yarará Acácusú, Yarará De Panza Blanca, Yarará Grande, Yarará ñata, Yararaca, HUAMBISA Makanch, Muash Napi, Tsere Makanch, KAMAKAN Dká Hiä, MAPUDUNGUN Chocha, MINICA HUITOTO Ivanica, MURUI HUITOTO Iuana, PEMON Saroorooimö, Scroorooimö, PIPIL Cuêtchhuat', Tamakas, PIRO Myamtujwe, PORTUGUESE Caicaca, Coatiara, Cotiara, Cruzeira, Cruzeiro, Cruzera, Falsa Cotiara, Faraca De Agosto, Jararaca De Agosto, Jararaca De Alcatrazes, Jararaca Preta, Jararaca Rabo De Porco, Mbói Kwatiara, Rabo De Mulita, Urutú, Urutu Cruzeiro, Urutu Preto, POYANáWA Iambá Chandou, SHUAR Napi Ajakratin, Napi Naari, Napi Ti Tseasrintin, SPANISH Cascabel, Crucera, Cruzada, Cruzadora, Cruzera, Cuatro Narices, De La Cruz, Equis, Gergon, Guayacan, Jaraca De Rabo De Porco, Jergon, Kiririóg Aká Kurussú, Mahuaquite, Mapanare, Mbói Cuatiá, Palanca, Picuda Del Delta, Pintada, Rabo De Candela, Serpiente Mapanare, Tamagás, Víbora De Cruz, Víbora De La Cruz, Yara, Yarará, Yarará Acacusu, Yarará Grande, Yarará Picuda, Yoperojobobo Venenosa, SRANAN TONGO Morabana, TUPí Boi Coatiara, Boi Cotiara, Boicoatiara, Coatiara, Guatiara, TUYUCA Cáapa, Díaãña, UNCODED LANGUAGES Acacusu, Boi Kwataira, Boicoatiara, M Bói Kwatiara, Wutu, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Taya, Wutu, Yoperojobobo, URUBú-KAAPOR Yarak, WARAO Juba Aka, Juba Naka, Nakujuba, Tobejuba ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Bothrops

  • American lanceheads
  • V. Species Bothrops alternatus

  • Urutú
  • VI. snakeID

  • 322
Look up complete taxonomic records of Bothrops alternatus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).