Bothrops: atrax? or asper?

Widowman10

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ok, this really made me mad searchin for some info... which is which?

Is the "fer-de-lance" atrax? or asper?
and the "common lancehead"? which is that?

I HATE common names!!:wall:
 

Bothrops

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ok, this really made me mad searchin for some info... which is which?

Is the "fer-de-lance" atrax? or asper?
and the "common lancehead"? which is that?

I HATE common names!!:wall:
The typical 'fer-de-lance' is Bothrops atrox

Bothrops asper is the 'Terciopelo'

But they do have a lot of common names, depending on the country. I hate them, I prefer scientific names all the way.
 

Widowman10

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The typical 'fer-de-lance' is Bothrops atrox

Bothrops asper is the 'Terciopelo'

But they do have a lot of common names, depending on the country. I hate them, I prefer scientific names all the way.
me too... thanks for the info man, i appreciate it!!
 

Crotalus

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The origin for the common name "fer-de-lance" is Bothrops lanceolatus, described in 1789 by the french zoologist Lacépède
Bothrops atrox have, aswell as most other Bothrops ssp., different common name depending on country but the genus as a whole usually are refered as fer-de-lance - or lancehead vipers.
 
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