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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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Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru.

Head is broad, flattened, lance shaped when viewed from above and distinct from narrow neck. Retrieved from ” https: Snake species of the world. Do not use Tourniquets, cut, suck or scarify the pictys or apply chemicals or electric shock.

Desert Lancehead (Bothrops pictus) ยท

In particular, for bites causing flaccid paralysis, including respiratory paralysis, both airway and respiration may be impaired, requiring urgent and prolonged treatment, which may include the mouth to mask mouth to mouth technique of expired air transfer. Dorsal bothrpos are keeled.

Systemic effects may be minor or severe, possibly including coagulopathy and bleeding, kidney damage, even myolytic muscle damage. Most traditional, and many of the more recently fashionable, first aid measures are useless and potentially dangerous.


Tropical lowlands of South America east of the Andesincluding southeastern Colombia, southern and eastern Venezuela, GuyanaSurinamFrench Guianaeastern Ecuadoreastern Peru, northern Bolivia and the northern half of Brazil. Bothrops Wagler Venom Nephrotoxins Bohrops not present. The strongly keeled dorsal scales are arranged in 21 to 23 rows at midbody.

The basis for reassurance is the fact that many venomous bites do not result in envenoming, the relatively slow progression to severe envenoming hours following elapid bites, days following viper bites and the effectiveness of modern medical treatment. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Bothrops pictus

Bothrops Wagler, Rhinocerophis Garman[1]. Best viewed in x resolution or higher.

Peru along the pacific coast, elevation up to m Type locality: Avoid peroral intake, absolutely no alcohol. Defensores del Morro Chorrillos Lima 9. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

There are rows of dorsal scales at midbody, ventral scalesand subcaudalswhich are generally divided. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bothrops. Retrieved from ” https: Members of this genus are responsible for more fatalities in the Americas than any other group of venomous snakes.


Views Read Edit View history. Washington, District of Columbia: A new genus of pitviper Serpentes: Most are terrestrial, though all are capable of climbing.

Neurotoxic Paralysis Does not occur, based on current clinical evidence. Snakes of the Peruvian coastal region.

Taylor and Francis, printers. The arrangement of the scales on top of the head is extremely variable; the number of interorbital scales may be This species, unlike most Bothrops, preys primarily on birds, due to the absence of native mammal species on Queimada Grande.

Myotoxicity No case reports for this species, but related species can cause systemic myolysis. In general, death results from hypotension secondary to blood lossrenal failure, and intracranial hemorrhage. Members of this genus are responsible for more human deaths in the Americas than any bkthrops group of venomous snakes.

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