Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Russell Viper

These snakes are commonly found Asia and its one of the most poisonous snake in India. It can grow up-to a maximum length of 5.5 ft. The symptoms of the bite begins with a pain followed by immediate swelling and bleeding. The blood pressure and heart beat falls. Pain lasts for 2-4 weeks and finally death occurs if untreated.

Kingdom:      Animalia
Phylum:        Chordata
Sub-phylum:      Vertebrata
Class:               Reptilia
Order:               Squamata
Suborder:       Serpentes
Family:               Viperidae
Subfamily:       Viperinae
Genus:                Daboia
Species:     . russelii 


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