NOTICE: Citizendium is still being set up on its newer server, treat as a beta for now; please see here for more.
Citizendium - a community developing a quality comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free. Click here to join and contribute—free
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report -- Thanks to our content contributors. --

Echis carinatus astolae

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
(Redirected from Echis sochureki astolae)
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is basically copied from an external source and has not been approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.
The content on this page originated on Wikipedia and is yet to be significantly improved. Contributors are invited to replace and add material to make this an original article.
Echis carinatus astolae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Viperinae
Genus: Echis
Species: E. carinatus
Subspecies: E. c. astolae
Trinomial name
Echis carinatus astolae
Mertens, 1970
  • Echis carinatus astolae - Mertens, 1970
  • Echis sochureki astolae - Cherlin, 1983
  • Echis [(Turanechis)] sochureki astolae - Cherlin, 1990
  • Echis carinata astolae - Das, 1996[1]

Common names: Astola saw-scaled viper.[2]  
Echis carinatus astolae is a venomous viper subspecies[3] endemic to Astola Island off the coast of Pakistan.[1]


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.[2]

Geographic range

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].[1]

See also

Cited references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Saw-scaled Viper, ... at Wildlife of Pakistan, Accessed 3 August 2006.
  3. Echis carinatus astolae (TSN 635288) at Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed 8 April 2007.

External links