Atractaspis scorteccii

Atractaspis scorteccii

Atractaspis scorteccii, Scortecci's mole viper, Somali burrowing asp

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Atractaspis scorteccii

Atractaspis scorteccii, commonly known as Scortecci's mole viper or the Somali burrowing asp, is a species of venomous snake in the family Atractaspididae.

Animal name origin

The specific epithet, scorteccii, is in honor of Italian herpetologist Giuseppe Scortecci (1898–1973).

Distribution

Geography

A. scorteccii is endemic to Africa, where it is found in Ethiopia and Somalia.

Mating Habits

A. scorteccii is oviparous.

References

1. Atractaspis scorteccii Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atractaspis_scorteccii

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