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Bitis heraldica (Bocage, 1889)

Angolan adder

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

 

 

Distribution

central plateau, Angola

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Bocage, J. V. B. (1889). Mélanges erpétologiques. II. Sur une Vipère apparemment nouvelle d’Angola. J. Sci. Math Phys. Nat. Lisboa
1: 127-128.

 

Other references:

Ceríaco, Luis M. P. et al. (2020). A dwarf among giants: phylogenetic position of the elusive Angolan Adder (Bitis heraldica) and biogeographic affinities of Angolan Afromontane regions. African Journal of Herpetology. https://doi.org/10.1080/21564574.2020.1782484 [Abstract]

Gonçalves, Francisco M. P. et al. (2019). Rediscovery of the Poorly Known Angolan Adder, Bitis heraldica (Bocage, 1889) (Serpentes: Viperidae): New Records, Live Photographs, and First Case History of Envenomation. Herpetological Review 50(2): 241-246.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/24801/bitis-heraldica-angolan-adder

 

 

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