Familia: Viperidae Subfamilia: Crotalinae Genus: Bothrops Species: Bothrops pictus. Name[edit]. Bothrops pictus (Tschudi, ). Genus: Bothrops. Species: pictus. Common Names Desert Lancehead, Roedinger’s Lancehead. Local Names Jergona, Jergon de la Costa, Macanche . Image of Bothrops pictus. Bothrops pictus Unreviewed. Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA ). Etienne Boncourt (Goodshort). Source.

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No sedatives outside hospital. Other common names include American lanceheads and American lance-headed vipers. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bothrops pictus? Retrieved 3 November Ventrals ; anal plate undivided; subcaudals divided, pairs. Most are characterized by having a sharp canthus rostralis and an unelevated snout. The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote systemic absorption of venom.

Retrieved 3 November Bothrops Bothrops alternatus Scientific classification Kingdom: Members of this genus are responsible for more fatalities in the Americas than any other group of venomous snakes. Views Read Edit View history.


Myotoxicity No case reports for this species, but related species can picttus systemic myolysis. Habits Terrestrial and mainly a nocturnal snake. Cardiotoxicity No case reports for this species, but related species can cause hyperkalaemic cardiotoxicity secondary to myolysis.

Bothrops pictus Scientific classification Kingdom: Snout is not elevated.

Bothrops pictus – Wikispecies

This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Viperidae from South America. Peruvian snakes from the University of Arequipa. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Picrus should not be assumed that humankind currently knows all there is to know about any species, even for common species.

Dorsal scales are keeled. Ventrally, it is yellowish with brown dots or spots.

Bothrops pictus | The Reptile Database

The arrangement of the scales on top of the head is extremely variable; the number of interorbital scales may be A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Defensores del Morro Chorrillos Lima 9. Snake Species of the World: James Orton, during his exploration of Peru in Equally, we cannot list knowledge which is not yet reported or known.

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If no motor vehicle or boat is available, the patient can be carried on a stretcher or hurdle, on the pillion or crossbar of a bicycle or on someone’s back. There are rows of dorsal scales at midbody, ventral scalesand subcaudalswhich are generally divided.

Bothrops pictus

The bitten limb should be immobilised as effectively as possible using an extemporised splint or sling; if available, crepe bandaging of the splinted limb is an effective form of immobilisation.

First aid for bites by Viperid snakes likely to cause significant local injury at the bite site see listing in Comments section. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.