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Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper

Total length 134 cm (Male), 141 cm (Female) mm; tail length 22.5 cm (Male), 23 cm (Female).

Saw Scaled Viper

Saw-scaled Viper is the only Echis species found in India and member of famous Big Four. This is also the smallest Viperidae member with an average size of 30cm only. Indian Saw Scaled Viper's population ends eastwards in Odisha and West Bengal states with eastern-most boundary of the genus Echis. In deserts and semi-deserts of India this is perhaps the most common venomous snake and so the most important medically significant reptile for deserts and semi-deserts.

Russell's Viper

Russell's Viper is the most widely distributed Viper family member which is infamous for its fascinating whistle and long fangs. This is one of the most bite and death causing venomous snake in Indian subcontinent and the member of Big Four of India. However even with specific body patterns layman sometime assume it to be juvenile of Python.

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