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Bothrops erythromelas

Caatinga Lancehead

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

  • up to 85 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

2000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothrops erythromelas  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Makánch, AGUARUNA Bakánch, Jamunsé, AKAWAIO Saroorooimo, Scroorooimo, AMAHUACA Shánoo, Shanopán, AYMARA Kollan Catari, Palli, CALLAWALLA Ppejeto, CHAYAHUITA Tayohuan, Yamirin Tayohuan, CULINA Namacá, ENGLISH American Lancehead Pitviper, Black And Red Pitviper, Caatinga Lancehead, Caatinga Lancehead Pitviper, Lancehead, Lancehead Pitviper, Neotropical Pitviper, Red And Black Pitviper, FINNISH Keihäskäärmeet, FRENCH Trigonocéphale, Trigonocéphale Rouge Et Noir, Vipère Fer De Lance, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Caatinga Lanzenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenotter, Lanzenotter, Lanzenschlange, Lochadder, GUARANI Jararacussú, Yarará, HUAMBISA Makanch, Muash Napi, Tsere Makanch, KAMAKAN Dká Hiä, MINICA HUITOTO Ivanica, MURUI HUITOTO Iuana, PEMON Saroorooimö, Scroorooimö, PIPIL Cuêtchhuat', Tamakas, PIRO Myamtujwe, PORTUGUESE Cabeca De Capanga, Caicaca, Jararaca, Jararacá Da Seca, Jararaca Da Secca, Jararaca De Alcatrazes, Jararaca Do Sertão, Jararaca Malha De Cascavel, Jararacussu, POYANáWA Iambá Chandou, SHUAR Napi Ajakratin, Napi Naari, Napi Ti Tseasrintin, SPANISH Cascabel, Cuatro Narices, Equis, Gergon, Guayacan, Jergon, Mahuaquite, Mapanare, Palanca, Punta De Lanza Roja Y Negra, Rabo De Candela, Serpiente Mapanare, Tamagás, Yoperojobobo Venenosa, SRANAN TONGO Morabana, TUPí Jararaca, TUYUCA Cáapa, Díaãña, UNCODED LANGUAGES Jararaca Da Seca, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Taya, 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 erythromelas

  • Caatinga lancehead
  • VI. snakeID

  • 200
Look up complete taxonomic records of Bothrops erythromelas (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).