return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Reptile SuperShow
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Python . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - June 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - June 28, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Gainesville - June 29, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Greensboro - June 29-30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fort Walton Beach - June 29-30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Reptile Expo - June 30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - July 04, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - July 04, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Jacksonville - July 06-07, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fayetteville - July 06-07, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 
kingsnake.com - Reptile & Amphibian Encylopedia
"Macrovipera deserti"

Macrovipera deserti. (2010, January 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:51, January 27, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Macrovipera_deserti&oldid=335771463

Macrovipera deserti is a venomous viper species found in North Africa.[1] No subspecies are currently recognized.[5]

Grows to a length of 1.6 m.[2] Others say 1.3 m.[3]

Desert viper,[2][3] Libyan desert blunt-nosed viper,[4] desert adder,[6] Sahara adder, Sahara viper.[7]

Found in North Africa in Libya, Tunisia and possibly in Algeria. The type locality given in the original description is "Duriat, South Tunisia."[1] Mallow et al. (2003) mention that it does occur in the southern foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Algeria.[3]

This species is classified as Near Threatened (NT) according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001).[8] Classified as such because its extent of occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 kmĀ² and its population is likely declining due to over-harvesting and persecution, therefore making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable. The population trend is down. Year assessed: 2005.[9]

Occurs in rocky, mountainous areas that are semiarid, but well-vegetated.[2]

This species lays eggs (oviparous).[2]

Little is known. Antivenoms meant for M. lebetina and Daboia russelii show the strongest cross-reactivity with this venom.[3]

Macrovipera deserti. (2010, January 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14:51, January 27, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Macrovipera_deserti&oldid=335771463

This article has been read 319 times.
Sponsored Link
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
advertise here

New & Updated Business Listings

Looking for a reptile or amphibian related business? A reptile store, breeder, importer, maunfacturer or supplier? Our business directory lists some of the most popluar herp businesses in the world.
Locate a reptile or amphibian business by name:
New
• Scales and Tails of Ohio
• Snakes at Sunset
• Reptile Family Expo Lebanon...
• Backwater Reptiles
• ReptMart
• CrestedGeckos.com
• IndoReptile.com
• Jungle Bob's Reptile World
• FlChams
• Patrick Flanigan, Esquire -...
Updated
• Henry Piorun Reptiles
• Reptile Super Show
• Underground Reptiles
• Jungle Bob's Reptile World
• SerpentsOnline.com
• The Bean Farm
• Exotic Pets Las Vegas
• Northwest Zoological Supply
• FlChams
• Leopardgecko.com - Ron Trem...
list your business on kingsnake.com

Banner Pool

click here for Helix Controls
$100.year special flat rate banner! - click for info


  Search reptile or amphibian businesses by keyword:   search the classifieds. buy an account
state/province law database
search the forums.
search in: