Atheris é um gênero de víboras venenosas conhecidas como arbusto víboras. Eles são encontrados apenas em Subsaharan tropical África (excluindo a África do sul) e muitas espécies têm isolado e distribuições fragmentadas devido ao seu confinamento à chuva florestas. Em um exemplo interessante de evolução convergente, eles mostram muitas semelhanças com as jararacas arbóreas da Ásia e da América do Sul. Dez espécies são reconhecidas atualmente.
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Beautiful shots of an Arabian Horned VIper (Cerastes Gasperettii) Such a beautiful species. Similar in appearance to the Horned Desert Viper (Cerastes cerastes) but these are mainly found in the...
Giant snake photo not from NC, despite rumors
A recent rumor circulating online claims the giant snake in this photo was found in North Carolina. The rumor is false, although the photo appears to be real. The rumor was spread earlier this month via social media, claiming the large reptile was pulled from a lake in Proctor. Snopes.com is an online fact-checking website […]
Leaf Nosed Viper
Bornean Leaf Nosed Pit-Viper (Trimeresurus Borneensis) - Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia Tried a shot with natural light here, there isn't as much light at ground level in the jungle. Due to this the colors look quite different than with flash, overall I prefer the more vivid colors with flash but I like this too. It would have been cool to get a few shots with a tripod and natural light but unfortunately this was found while I was working and the tripod was back at camp. There are depending who you…