Echis carinatus multisquamatus
Echis carinatus multisquamatus is a venomous viper subspecies found in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. Precocial species are normall...
Venom is a type of poison, especially one secreted by an animal. It is delivered in a bite, sting, or similar action. Venom has evolved in terrestr...
This subspecies grows to 38–80 cm (15–31 in) in total length (body + tail), but usually no more than 60 cm (24 in).Show More
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).Show Less
The range for this snake is from Uzbekistan, south to Iran, and east to western Pakistan.Show More
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).Show Less