Bitis arietans

Bitis arietans

''Bitis arietans'' is a venomous viper species found in savannah and grasslands from Morocco and western Arabia throughout Africa except for the Sahara and rain forest regions. It is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa owing to various factors, such as its wide distribution and frequent occurrence in highly populated regions. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.

The species is commonly known as puff adder, African puff adder, or common puff adder.''