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Bothrops atrox

Common Lancehead

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

  • up to 180 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 30 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

1300 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothrops atrox  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Makánch, AGUARUNA Bakánch, Jamunsé, Nashipkit, AKAWAIO Sah Ra Rima, Saroorooimo, Scroorooimo, AMAHUACA Shánoo, Shanopán, AYMARA Kollan Catari, Palli, CALLAWALLA Ppejeto, CHAYAHUITA Tayohuan, Yamirin Tayohuan, COLORADO Chi Piní, CULINA Namacá, DUTCH Gewone Lanspuntslang, Labaria, Lanspuntslang, Rasper, Speerpunt, ENGLISH Amazon Jararaca, American Lancehead Pitviper, Atrox, Buring Fang Fer De Lance, Carabobo Common Lancehead Pitviper, Central American Lancehead, Colombian Pitviper, Common Lancehead, Common Lancehead Pitviper, Common Pitviper, Fer De Lance, Fierce Snake, Isabela's Pitviper, Lancehead, Lancehead Pitviper, Macagua Colombian Pitviper, Neotropical Pitviper, Sandner Montilla's Common Lancehead Pitviper, Sleepy Labarraria, South American Lancehead, South American Lancehead Pitviper, Terciopelo, Velvet Skin, Venezuelan Macagua, Yellow Beard, FINNISH Keihäskäärme, Keihäskäärmeet, FRENCH Barbe Jaune, Fer De Lance, Fer De Lance Commun, Grage Commun, Jaracacá Jaune, Quatre Narines, Trigonocéphale, Trigonocéphale Atroce, Trigonocéphale Furie, Vipère Fer De Lance, GALIBI CARIB Kënoto, Kinodo, Ky`noto, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenschlange, Isabelas Lanzenotter, Lanzenotter, Lanzenschlange, Lochadder, GUARANI Jararacussú, Kiririó, Yarará, GUIANESE CREOLE FRENCH Labaria, HAITIAN Grage, HUAMBISA Makanch, Muash Napi, Tsere Makanch, KAMAKAN Dká Hiä, MACUSHI Sororaima, MINICA HUITOTO Ivanica, MURUI HUITOTO Iuana, NHENGATU Acuambóia, PEMON Saroorooimö, Scroorooimö, PIPIL Cuêtchhuat', Tamakas, PIRO Myamtujwe, PORTUGUESE Caicaca, Caissaca, Cotiarinha, Jararaca, Jararaca De Alcatrazes, Jararacá Do Amazonas, Jararacá Do Norte, Jararaca Do Rabo Branco, Jararacá Grão De Arroz, Raboseco Acuamboia, POYANáWA Iambá Chandou, QUECHUA Catari, Pitalala, Pitalala Machacuy, Shishi, Yararacá, SECOYA Semenawa, SHUAR Napi Ajakratin, Napi Naari, Napi Ti Tseasrintin, SPANISH Barba Amarilla, Barbamaria, Barbara Amarilla, Boquidorá, Cascabel, Cuaima Carbón, Cuaima Parda, Cuatro Narices, Cuatronarice, Cuatronarices, Cuatronariz, Davanador, Equis, Equis Rabo De Hueso, Gata, Gergon, Guayacan, Jergon, Jergón Común, Jergón De La Selva, Jergona, Jergona Machacü, Kwatro Naris, Macabrel, Macagua, Macagua Terciopelo, Macaurel, Mahuaquite, Mapana, Mapaná Balcin, Mapana De Uña, Mapana Equis, Mapaná Prieta, Mapana Rabo Blanco, Mapana Rabo Seco, Mapana Tigre, Mapanare, Mapanare Balcin, Mapanare De Isabela, Mapanare Guayanesa, Mapanare Valsin, Mata Caballo, Montuno, Orito, Palanca, Pelo De Gato, Pudridora, Punta De Lanza, Putrificadora, Quemadora, Rabiamarilla, Rabiseca, Rabo Amarilla, Rabo Amarillo, Rabo Blanco, Rabo De Candela, Rabo De Hueso, Rabo De Raton, Rabo Seco, Ramera, Serpiente Mapanare, Siete Narices, Talla, Talla Equis, Tama, Tamagás, Taya, Taya Boquidorá, Taya Equis, Terciopelo, Tigra Macagua, Tigra Terciopelo, Vibora Moharra, Yoperojobobo Venenosa, SRANAN TONGO Bergimaka, Labaria, Morabana, Orrokoekoe, Owreokoekoe, Owrukuku, Owrukukusneki, Owrœkœ, Rasper, TRINIDADIAN CREOLE ENGLISH Balcin, Balsin, Mapepire, Mapepire Balsain, Mapepire Balsin, Mapepire Valsin, Valcin, TUPí Boipeva, Cacicá, Caicaca, Caiçara, Caissaca, Cambéua, Combóia, Cuambóia, Cumbeaua, Jararaca, TUYUCA Cáapa, Díaãña, UNCODED LANGUAGES Acuamboia, Ala, Amyooka, Aroani, Bergimaka, Bula, Cacutali, Caiçaca, Cambeua, Comboia, Cuaima Parda, Cuamboia, Cuamboia, Equis, Guyanesa, Ihdoni, Jararacá, Jararaca Do Norte, Jararaca Grao De Arroz, Jergon De La Selva, Jergona, Juba Vitu, Karahirima, Labarri, Labarriayre, Lanspuntslang, Macanchi, Machacu, Macubulero, Macubuleru, Mapanare De Carabobo, Mapanare Guayanesa, Mapanare Terciopelao, Mapepire Balsain, Marashar, Mata Caballo, Montanosa, Nacarita, Nashipkit, Nenenenca, Owroekoekoe, Petjake, Pialala, Pitalala, Putrificador, Rabo De Candela, Rasper, Sahru Ima, Sororaima, Yopperojobobo Venosa, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Achu Jergón, Boash, Bula, Cacutali, Chinicatari, Juba Vitu, Labarriayre, Lal Pauni, Machacú, Mapanaca, Marashar, Moharra, Petjake, Ruijacan, Snishi, Taningap, Taya, Térotero, Tseje Makanch, Yoperojobobo, Zutzilli, URUBú-KAAPOR Yarak, WARAO Juba Aka, Juba Naka, Nakujuba, Tobejuba, WAYAMPI Yalala, WAYUU Macubuleru, YANOMáMI Aroami, Kaihirimak 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 atrox

  • Common lancehead
  • VI. snakeID

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