Thursday, June 23, 2011
Peringuey's Adder snakes pictures
Peringuey's adder, Peringuey's desert adder, sidewinding adder, more.
Bitis peringueyi is a venomous viper species found in Namibia and southern Angola. The head is short and flat with eyes located on top of the head—an adaptation for hunting. It is covered with strongly keeled scales, the smallest of which are located anteriorly. The eyes are separated by 6-9 scales, while each is surrounded by 10-13 scales. 2-4 scales separate the suborbitals from the supralabials. The latter number 10-14, the sublabials 10-13. it buries itself just beneath the surface of the sand with only its eyes and the tip of its tail exposed.