Friday, March 28, 2014

Merrem's Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale)

English : Merrem's hump-nosed pit viper / Hump nosed pit viper
Binomial Name : Hypnale hypnale
Sinhala : කුණකටුවා / පොළොන් තෙලිස්සා [kunakatuwa / Polon thelissa]
H. hypnale is a moderately venomous snake lives in Sri Lanka and India. Lives in wet, intermediate and dry zone. Give birth to live young instead of laying eggs. Responsible for the higherst snake bites of Sri Lanka

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