Atheris squamigera Hallowell , From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 28 December , at For example, males often approach their mate while swaying their head side to side in order to engage a female. Dangerousness Severe envenoming possible, potentially lethal. Living Snakes of the World in Color. General Shape Small in length, slightly compressed, relatively slender bodied snake with a relatively long prehensile tail.
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Like many vipersgreen bush vipers abandon offspring immediately after birth. Graves and Duvall, ; Luiselli, et al.
Venomous Snakes of Africa – Giftschlangen Afrikas. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Journal athheris African Zoology 1: Snake species of the world. Living Snakes of the World in Color.
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Myotoxicity Does not occur, based on current clinical evidence. Snakes of Zaire and Their Bites. A Checklist of the Snakes of Kenya. Mating squamjgera and reproduction of the eyelash viper Bothrops schlegeli in captivity.
Females are usually larger than males. The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote systemic absorption of venom.
Dorsal scale count usually 19 to 23 – 19 to 23 – 15 to The Herpetological Journal 8: African Journal of Herpetology The head is thickly covered with keeled, imbricate scales.
The Book of Snakes. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Green bush vipers are venomous, and as such pose a potential threat to humans. The snout has a roundish tip and is reltively short. The climate of the Takamanda Forest Reserve, Cameroon, where this species is particularly abundant, alternates between rainy April to November and dry seasons.
It has a reputation for being easily angered and ill-tempered and will strike readily if threatened. The Ecology of Atheris Squamiger. Journal of Herpetology 34 3: All fed independently after a few months. Equally, we cannot list knowledge which is not yet reported squamigeera known.
Except during mating periods, A. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Atheris squamigera. Species Turnover Along an Elevational Gradient.
Chifundera, ; Raab and Fitzal, Cardiotoxicity Does not occur, based on current clinical evidence. If the offending snake has been killed it should be brought with the patient for identification only relevant in areas where there are more than one naturally occurring venomous snake speciesbut be careful to avoid touching the head, as even a squamigsra snake can envenom.
Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Accessed April 21, at https: Antonio, ; Minakami,