Adenorhinos

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Adenorhinos
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Viperinae
Genus: Adenorhinos
Species: A. barbouri

Adenorhinos is a monotypic genus made for the venomous viper species, "Adenorhinos barbouri". It is a small and rare terrestrial (lives on the ground) snake found in the Uzungwe and Ukinga mountains in south-central Tanzania in Africa. There is currently no subspecies found.

Description[change | change source]

The Adenorhinos is a small species of snake, growing up to the length of 40 cm (16 inches). It has a broad, triangular head, with short and rounded snouts. It is brown or blackish-brown in color, with dark rhombic blotches down the back and a green or olive green belly.

Where it lives[change | change source]

The Adenorhinos is found in bamboo areas of the Uzungwe and Ukinga mountains in south-central Tanzania in Africa. It is also found in moist forests.

Common Names[change | change source]

The Adenorhinos barbouri is also known as the "Uzungwe Viper", the "Barbour's Viper", the "Worm-eating Viper", the "Barbour's short-headed Viper", the "Udzungwa Viper", the "Short-headed Viper", and the "Uzungwe Mountain Bush Viper".

Feeding[change | change source]

The Uzungwe Viper eats slugs, earthworms, and frogs.