Butterfly Viper

Butterfly Viper

One of the butterfly viper’s most distinguishing characteristics is its small, flattened, narrow, triangular-shaped head with a dark triangular-shaped marking on the back.

One of the butterfly viper’s most distinguishing characteristics is its small, flattened, narrow, triangular-shaped head. The head is considerably smaller in size than its body and has a large, dark triangular, arrow-shaped marking on the back.

The butterfly viper’s neck is thin and its eyes are small and set well forward.


Image | © Brian Gratwicke, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Lipsett, 2003; Mallow, Ludwig, & Nilson, 2003; Rogers, 2000; Spawls, Howell, Drewes, & Ashe, 2004; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2018)

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