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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Peruvian snakes from the University of Arequipa.

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LuciaLesser Antillesapparently restricted to the low bothdops periphery of all but the southern third and extreme northern tip of the island. Other Insufficient clinical reports to know. Retrieved 3 November All rings or other jewellery on the bitten limb, especially on fingers, should be removed, as they may act as tourniquets if oedema develops.

Typical symptoms of bothropic envenomation include immediate burning pain, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, sweating, bbothrops, massive swelling of the bitten extremity, hemorrhagic blebslocal necrosisbleeding from the nose and gums, ecchymosiserythemia, hypotensiontachycardiacoagulopathy with hypofibrinogenemia and thrombocytopeniahematemesismelenaepistaxishematuriaintracerebral hemorrhage and renal failure secondary to hypotension and bilateral cortical necrosis.


Members of this genus are responsible for more fatalities in the Americas than pictis other group of venomous snakes.

Snout is not elevated. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca and London.

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Bothrops pictus | The Reptile Database

This feeding habit probably accounts for their more arboreal lifestyle compared with their mainland cousins. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

Renal Damage Insufficient clinical reports to know. We therefore do not accept legal responsibility for use of the information provided and we require that all users use information from this site bithrops their own risk. Snake Species of the World: First aid for bites by Viperid snakes likely to cause significant local injury at the bite site see listing in Comments section.

Snake species of the world. Multiple doses may be required. Habits Terrestrial and mainly a nocturnal snake.

Venom Cardiotoxins Probably not present. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Most are terrestrial, though all are capable of climbing. Bothrops pictus Scientific classification Kingdom: Venom Anticoagulants Probably not present.


Bothrops pictus

Unknown but lethal potential cannot be excluded. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat Venom Nephrotoxins Probably not present. Otherwise, they may be seen on cloudy days or during periods of rain.

General Systemic Effects Variable non-specific effects which may include headache, borhrops, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, collapse or convulsions. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. Bothrops Bothrops alternatus Scientific classification Kingdom: The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote systemic absorption of venom. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 3: Views Read Edit View history.