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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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Bothrops pictus | The Reptile Database

General Shape Small in length, relatively stout bodied pitviper with a moderately short non-prehensile tail. Habitat Arid to semi-arid foothills, river valleys and rocky regions in blthrops and deciduous thicket including coastal desert.

Redescription of the southernmost snake species, Bothrops ammodytoides Serpentes: Dangerousness Unknown, but potentially lethal envenoming, though unlikely, cannot be excluded.

Northern Brazil in the coastal lowlands of the Amazon Delta. Contiguo a la plaza de deportes, Dulce Nombre de Coronado. The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote systemic absorption of venom. After ensuring the patient and onlookers have moved out of range of further strikes by the snake, the bitten person should be reassured and persuaded to lie down and remain still. National Center for Biotechnology Information http: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1.

Further, we cannot control how users will interpret the information provided on this site. Most traditional, and many of the more recently fashionable, first aid measures are useless and potentially dangerous. Renal Damage Insufficient clinical reports to know. All cases with significant systemic effects require IV antivenom, as will most cases with significant local effects.


Desert Lancehead (Bothrops pictus) ยท

Retrieved 3 November The picyus of the scales on top of the head is extremely variable; the number of interorbital scales may be This feeding habit probably accounts for their more arboreal lifestyle compared with their mainland cousins.

This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat We therefore do not accept legal responsibility for use of the information provided and we require that all users use information from this site at their own risk. Wiping it once with a damp cloth to remove surface venom is unlikely to do much harm or good but the wound must not be massaged.

Common complications include necrosis and renal failure secondary to shock and the toxic effects of the venom.

Most are characterized by having a sharp canthus rostralis and an unelevated snout. Snake Species of the World: Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca and London.

The bitten limb should be immobilised as effectively picus possible using an extemporised splint or sling; if available, crepe bandaging of the splinted limb is an effective form of immobilisation. There is a dark streak from behind the eye to the corner of the mouth.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Synopsis of the cold blooded Vertebrata, procured by Prof. If there is any impairment of vital functions, such as problems with respiration, airway, circulation, heart function, these must be supported as a priority.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Hothrops species are nocturnal, although a few found at higher altitudes are active during the day. Many will be terrified, fearing sudden death and, in this mood, they may behave irrationally or even hysterically.

Unknown but lethal potential cannot be excluded. Snout is not elevated. Other Insufficient clinical reports to know.


First aid for bites by Viperid snakes likely to cause significant local injury at the bite site see listing in Comments section. Queimada Grande IslandBrazil. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. This snake article is a stub.

Bothrops pictus

Local Bothropps Insufficient clinical reports to know, but possibly marked local effects; pain, severe swelling, bruising, blistering, necrosis. Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere.

On each flank is a series of smaller roundish blotches of the same color as the dorsal blotches. This species, unlike most Bothrops, preys primarily on birds, due to the absence of native mammal species on Queimada Grande.

External links National Center for Biotechnology Information http: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The basis for reassurance is the fact that many picrus 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.

Members of this genus are responsible for more fatalities in the Americas than any other group of venomous piictus. Taylor and Francis, printers.

Do not use Tourniquets, cut, suck or scarify the wound or apply chemicals or electric shock. General Systemic Effects Variable non-specific effects which may include headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, collapse or convulsions. Viperidae from South America. Retrieved from ” https: