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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The strongly keeled dorsal scales are arranged in 21 to 23 rows at midbody. Views Read Edit View history.

General Systemic Effects Variable non-specific effects which may include headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, collapse or convulsions. Defensores del Morro Chorrillos Lima 9.

Desert Lancehead (Bothrops pictus) ยท

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bothrops pictus? First bothorps for bites by Viperid snakes likely to cause significant local injury at the bite site see listing in Comments section.

It should not be assumed that humankind currently knows all there is to know about any species, even for common species. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Calzada de Tlalpan No. The Evolution of the Rattlesnake Rattle. Views Read Edit View history. Blthrops arrangement of the scales on top of the head is extremely variable; the number of interorbital scales may be WilliamsJeff Boundy The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere.


Avoid peroral bothrols, absolutely no alcohol. If there is any impairment of vital functions, such as problems with respiration, airway, circulation, heart function, these must be supported as a priority.

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Thus, older writings, as well as popular bothrop sometimes scientific writings including the American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, and New Shorter Oxford dictionariesstill often call them fer-de-lance French”iron of the lance”.

Venom Anticoagulants Probably not present. Bothrops Wagler, Rhinocerophis Garman[1]. Peru along the pacific coast, elevation up to m Type locality: The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote piictus absorption of venom. Amphibien und Reptilien I.

LuciaLesser Antillesapparently restricted to the low elevation periphery of all but the southern third and extreme northern tip of the island. If no motor vehicle or boat is available, the patient can be carried on a stretcher or hurdle, on the pillion or crossbar of a bicycle or on someone’s back.

Zoological Series of Field Museum of Zoology 24 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. If there will be considerable delay before reaching medical aid, measured in several hours to days, then give clear fluids by mouth to prevent dehydration. Habits Terrestrial and mainly a nocturnal snake.

Members of this genus are responsible for more fatalities in the Americas than any other group of venomous snakes. Treatment Summary This treatment advice is general for most Bothrops species.

Bothrops pictus

Northern Brazil in the coastal lowlands of the Amazon Delta. James Orton, during his exploration of Peru in Most species are nocturnal, although a few found at higher altitudes are active during the day.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bothrops. Snake Species of the World: Bothops Center for Biotechnology Information http: Other common names include American lanceheads and American lance-headed vipers. Retrieved 3 November Seek urgent medical attention.

General Shape Small in length, relatively stout bodied pitviper with a moderately short non-prehensile tail. No attempt should be made to pursue the snake into the undergrowth as this will risk further bites. Venom Neurotoxins Probably not present. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Tropical lowlands of South America east of the Andesincluding southeastern Colombia, southern and bothfops Venezuela, GuyanaSurinamFrench Guianaeastern Ecuadoreastern Peru, northern Bolivia and the northern half of Brazil.

Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. Most are terrestrial, though all are capable of climbing. Pictuw bite wound should not be tampered with in any way. Venom Nephrotoxins Probably not present. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Renal Damage Insufficient clinical reports to know. Bothrops Reptiles described in Snake bkthrops. Central and southeastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, northeastern Argentina Misiones and likely eastern Bolivia.

Do not use Tourniquets, cut, suck or scarify the wound or apply chemicals or electric shock.