GENUS: BITIS

Species Midbody
scale
rows
Ventrals Paired
/Single
Sub-
Caudals
Total
Sub-
Caudals
Anal
Shield
Divided/
Entire
No of
Upper
Labials
No of
Upper
Labials
entering
the eye
No of
Pre-
Oculars
No of
Post-
Oculars
Lower
labials
Temporals
Bitis albanica 27-29 120-130 P/S 19-30 E 13-15 0 13-16 13-16 11-14  
Bitis arietans arietans 29-41 123-147 P 14-38 E 12-17 0 12-16 12-16 13-19  
Bitis armata 25-29 115-128 P   E            
Bitis atropos 27-33 118-144 P 15-31 E 9-13 0 10-16 10-16 10-16  
Bitis caudalis 23-31
(21)
120-155 P 16-40 E 10-14 0 10-16
(9;17;18)
10-16
(9;17;18)
10-15  
Bitis cornuta 25-29
(23)
120-152 P 18-37 E 11-15 0 11-15 11-15 11-16  
Bitis gabonica 33-45 124-140 P 17-33 E 13-17 0 15-21 15-21 16-22  
Bitis inornata 27-31 126-138 P 19-30 E 13-15 0 13-15 13-15 11-13  
Bitis peringueyi 23-31 117-144 P 15-30 E 10-14 0 10-13 10-13 10-13  
Bitis rubida 25-29 126-143 P   E            
Bitis schneideri 23-27
(21)
104-129 P/S 17-27 E 9-13 0 8-14 8-14 9-15  
Bitis xeropaga 25-27 147-155 P 22-33 E 13-17 0 14-18 14-18 13-16  

NOTE: ( ) = Rarely + = And / = Or * = Scales around the eye

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.