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Echis coloratus (Palestine Saw-scaled Viper)

Synonyms: Echis colorata; Echis froenata; Echis froenatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Echis coloratus is a venomous viper species endemic to the Middle East and Egypt. No subspecies are currently recognized. Common names: painted saw-scaled viper, painted carpet viper, Burton's carpet viper, more.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Maximum Longevity [1]  28 years
Venomous [2]  Yes

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mujib Nature Reserve Wildlife Reserve IV   Jordan
Wadi Rum Protected Area National Park V   Jordan  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No

Prey / Diet

Pelophylax bedriagae (Levantine Frog)[3]
Pseudepidalea viridis (Crapaud Vert)[3]
Ptyodactylus guttatus (Sinai Fan-fingered Gecko)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Hierophis viridiflavus (Green Whip Snake, Western Whip Snake, Dark Green Snake)1

Consumers

Distribution

E Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel, N Oman, Jordan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) coloratus: NW Arabia, S Levant (Sinai), Wadi Arava), Egypt (east of Nile), Jordan. Terra typica: Jebel Sharr, Midian, Arabia, elevation 4,500 ft. terraesanctae: Israel, Jor;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Venomous snakes and antivenoms search interface, World Health Organization
3AMBUSH SITE SELECTION OF A DESERT SNAKE (ECHIS COLORATUS) AT AN OASIS, HADAS TSAIRI AND AMOS BOUSKILA, Herpetologica, 60(1), 2004, 13–23
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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