Bitis gabonica


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Related to Bitis gabonica: gaboon viper
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Synonyms for Bitis gabonica

large heavy-bodied brilliantly marked and extremely venomous west African viper

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The Gaboon viper, and Bitis gabonica: hemorrhagic, metabolic, cardiovascular and clinical effects of the venom.
The Gaboon viper and Bitis gabonica: hemorrhagic, metabolic, cardiovascular and clinical effects of the venom.
Natriciteres variegata (13), Dendroaspis viridis (9), Mehelya poensis (7), Boiga blandingii (7), Calabaria reinhardti (6), Bitis gabonica (6), Mehelya crossii (5) and Grayia smythii (5) constituted 69.7 % of the entire snake community.
(4) Less than 10% of snakes in southern Africa are potentially lethal; the reported snakebite mortality rate is 1 - 2%.4 The snakes responsible for severe bites in the study region include: forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca), M'Fezi or Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica), Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), boomslang (Dispholidus typus), vine snake (Thelotornis capensis), puff adder (Bitis Arietans) and Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica).