Lebanon and Sand viper

Nir Avraham

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Some pictures of vipers I took recently in Israel.
A beautiful juvenile Lebanon viper (Montivipera bornmuelleri), found on the Hermon mountain (2000 meters above sea level).
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A baby Arabian sand viper- Cerastes gasperettii
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Horned sand viper- Cerastes cerastes
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Saharan sand viper- Cerastes vipera, adult female that almost bit me in the finger
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schmiggle

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Some pictures of vipers I took recently in Israel.
A beautiful juvenile Lebanon viper (Montivipera bornmuelleri), found on the Hermon mountain (2000 meters above sea level).
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A baby Arabian sand viper- Cerastes gasperettii
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Horned sand viper- Cerastes cerastes
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Saharan sand viper- Cerastes vipera, adult female that almost bit me in the finger
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Very cool! Haven't been back around that way for a very long time.

How do differentiate between the three Cerastes species? They look very similar to me.
 

basin79

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Some pictures of vipers I took recently in Israel.
A beautiful juvenile Lebanon viper (Montivipera bornmuelleri), found on the Hermon mountain (2000 meters above sea level).
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A baby Arabian sand viper- Cerastes gasperettii
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Horned sand viper- Cerastes cerastes
View attachment 317199

Saharan sand viper- Cerastes vipera, adult female that almost bit me in the finger
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Thanks for sharing. Stunners.
 

Nir Avraham

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Very cool! Haven't been back around that way for a very long time.

How do differentiate between the three Cerastes species? They look very similar to me.
C. vipera and C.gasperetii are very similar, but both of this species are found in different dunes in the Israeli desert. C. vipera and C. Cerastes can be found in the north-west Negev dunes, and the C. gasperetti are found in the Arava. All those species can be found only on sand...
 
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