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  • Cerastes cerastes [r]: A venomous member of the genus Cerastes, native to the deserts of Northern Africa and parts of the Middle East. [e]
  • Cerastes gasperettii [r]: A venomous member of the genus Cerastes, found in the Middle East from Israel to Iran, and especially in the Arabian Peninsula. [e]
  • Cerastes vipera [r]: A venomous member of the genus Cerastes, found in the deserts of North Africa and the Sinai Peninsula. [e]
  • Cerastes [r]: Creature of Greek legend, a serpent that is incredibly flexible, so much so that it is said to have no spine. [e]
  • Dorsal scales [r]: Longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, but do not include the ventral scales on snakes. [e]
  • Echis [r]: Quick-tempered viper genus of Africa, the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka that produce hemotoxic venom. [e]
  • Vipera ammodytes [r]: Horned viper, long-nosed viper, sand viper, nose-horned viper, horn-nosed viper; venomous viper species found in southern Europe through to the Balkans and parts of the Middle East. [e]
  • Pseudocerastes [r]: Monotypic genus created for a venomous viper species, P. persicus, found throughout the Middle East and as far east as Pakistan, but not on the African mainland. [e]
  • Snake venom [r]: Highly modified toxic saliva containing hydrolithic enzymes, polypeptide complexs, nucleases, and peptidases, that is produced by special glands of certain species of snakes. [e]
  • Snakebite [r]: Wound resulting from penetration of the flesh by the fangs or teeth of a snake. [e]
  • Viperinae [r]: (Pitless vipers, true vipers, Old World vipers); a subfamily of venomous vipers found in Europe, Asia and Africa, distinguished by their lack of the heat-sensing pit organs that characterize their sister group, the Crotalinae. [e]