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"Echis hughesi"

Echis hughesi. (2010, January 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:46, January 27, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Echis_hughesi&oldid=339580668

Echis hughesi is a venomous viper species found in only in Somalia.[1] No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]

Grows to about 21-32 cm in length. The head scalation is similar to that of E. pyramidum. Midbody, there are 24-25 dorsal scales. The ventrals number 144-149 and the subcaudals 28-30. The color pattern varies, but generally consists of a series of pale, oblique, dorsal blotches set against a darker ground color.[2]

Northern Somalia, in northern Migiurtinia, near Meledin. The type locality is listed as "Somalia, 10°02' [N lat.], 49° [E long.]."[1] Migiurtinia was the name of a region, or gobolka, in Somalia that is currently known as Bari and occupies about 70,000 km2 (27,000 sq mi) of the tip of the Horn of Africa.[5]

Echis hughesi. (2010, January 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:46, January 27, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Echis_hughesi&oldid=339580668

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