Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:29 pm

Thanks COL. I'm referring to any "phases" which differ from the Messina animals.

Surely atropos will be retained for 1 of the localities, but which one?
I was told there would be at least 4 separate species now, so what dictates which one retains the original name?
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:34 pm

The Bitis caudalis that I got from Masvingo were similar to an ugly Messina specimen. Just shades of brown.
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby gaboon69 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:37 pm

I believe atropos will stay in use for Western/Eastern Cape. This has not been confirmed with the author of the work in progress.
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby Adriaan » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:59 am

I also found some that was blue with much less khaki/brown in them
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby Superciliaris » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:32 pm

Heres some ''Limpopo'' Specimens were working with , I am convinced one of these might be from Botswana....
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:50 pm

I must admit, those red ones are just amazing in my books. The others are nice, but that jsut stands out!
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby Rob » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:26 pm

I think you will battle to find a prettier Limpopo caudalis than the one in pic number 5 above.
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby mgiddings » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:27 pm

Superciliaris, I have never seen a snake I like as much as that caudalis in that third pic. Just need a few more years...lol.

Those caudalis are amazing, you are a lucky person to be able to keep those!
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Re: Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) photos

Postby marc bt » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:37 pm

Dam man , i need to see these the next time i'm there! Very very nice.
Is the snake in the 1st pic my old girl... or is it 6?
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