Echis carinatus multisquamatus


This subspecies grows to 38–80 cm (15–31 in) in total length (body + tail), but usually no more than 60 cm (24 in).

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Its head marking is always cross-shaped. Its lateral white line is continuous and undulating. Narrow transverse white bands occur on the middorsum. The dorsal scales are in 34-40 rows at midbody, the highest number of rows of all subspecies of E. carinatus. The ventrals number 169-199 (highest of all subspecies).

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The range for this snake is from Uzbekistan, south to Iran, and east to western Pakistan.

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The Wildlife of Pakistan website describes the range as from the Caspian Sea, through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent), into Tajikistan, along the Afghan border up to Hindukush, northeastern Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and eastern Iran.

The type locality is listed as "Bairam-Ali, Mariskaya oblast, Turkmeniya" (Baýramaly, Mary Region, Turkmenistan).

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