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- Cerastes cerastes : A venomous member of the genus Cerastes, native to the deserts of Northern Africa and parts of the Middle East.
- Cerastes gasperettii : A venomous member of the genus Cerastes, found in the Middle East from Israel to Iran, and especially in the Arabian Peninsula.
- Cerastes vipera : A venomous member of the genus Cerastes, found in the deserts of North Africa and the Sinai Peninsula.
- Cerastes : Creature of Greek legend, a serpent that is incredibly flexible, so much so that it is said to have no spine.
- Dorsal scales : Longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, but do not include the ventral scales on snakes.
- Echis : Quick-tempered viper genus of Africa, the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka that produce hemotoxic venom.
- Vipera ammodytes : 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.
- Pseudocerastes : 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.
- Snake venom : Highly modified toxic saliva containing hydrolithic enzymes, polypeptide complexs, nucleases, and peptidases, that is produced by special glands of certain species of snakes.
- Snakebite : Wound resulting from penetration of the flesh by the fangs or teeth of a snake.
- Viperinae : (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.