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Bothrops leucurus

Whitetail Lancehead

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

  • up to 195 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

0 to 400 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothrops leucurus  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, Bahia Lancehead, Lancehead, Lancehead Pitviper, Neotropical Pitviper, Prado's Lancehead, Prado's Lancehead Pitviper, Prado's Pitviper, White Tail Lancehead Pitviper, White Tail Pitviper, White Tailed Lancehead, Whitetail Lancehead, FINNISH Keihäskäärmeet, FRENCH Trigonocéphale, Trigonocéphale à Queue Blanche, Trigonocéphale De Prado, Trigonocéphale Mégère, Vipère Fer De Lance, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Bahia Lanzenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenotter, Lanzenotter, Lanzenschlange, Lochadder, GUARANI 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 Boca Podre, Cabeca De Capanga, Cabeça De Patrona, Caicaca, Capangueiro, Jararaca, Jararacá Baiana, Jararacá Das Pedras, Jararaca De Alcatrazes, Jararaca De Rabo Branco, Jararaca Do Rabo Branco, Jararacuçu, Jararacussu, Malha De Sapo, Preguiçosa, POYANáWA Iambá Chandou, SHUAR Napi Ajakratin, Napi Naari, Napi Ti Tseasrintin, SPANISH Cascabel, Cuatro Narices, Equis, Gergon, Guayacan, Jergon, Mahuaquite, Mapanare, Palanca, Rabo De Candela, Serpiente Mapanare, Tamagás, Yoperojobobo Venenosa, SRANAN TONGO Morabana, TUPí Jararaca, TUYUCA Cáapa, Díaãña, UNCODED LANGUAGES Boca Podre, Cabeca De Patrona, Caiçaca, Capangueiro, Peguicosa, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Mégère, 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 leucurus

  • Whitetail lancehead
  • VI. snakeID

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