Echis carinatus astolae
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|Echis carinatus astolae|
| Echis carinatus astolae|
The color pattern consists of a series of dark brown dorsal blotches on a whitish background, laterally 1-3 rows of dark brown spots with no light arcs. On the head, there is a three-pronged, light mark directed towards the snout. From the temporals, a light lateral line meets at frontal region, giving a branch to the snout.
Found only on Astola Island, off the coast of Makran, Pakistan. The type locality is the same: "Insel Astola, Makrankuste, West-Pakistan" [Astola Island (25o 07'N; 63o 51'E) off the Makran coast, Pakistan].
- Echis carinatus.
- List of viperine species and subspecies.
- True vipers - Common names.
- True vipers - Synonymy.
- McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
- Saw-scaled Viper, ... at Wildlife of Pakistan, Accessed 3 August 2006.
- Echis carinatus astolae (TSN 635288) at Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed 8 April 2007.