Arabian horned viper

Cerastes gasperettii

''Cerastes gasperettii'', commonly known as the Arabian horned viper, is a venomous viper species found in the Middle East from Israel to Iran, and especially in the Arabian Peninsula. It is very similar in appearance to ''C. cerastes'', but the geographic ranges of these two species do not overlap. No subspecies of ''C. gasperettii'' are currently recognized.
Cerastes gasperettii  Arabian horned viper,Cerastes gasperettii,Fall,Geotagged,Israel

Appearance

The average total length is 30–60 cm , with a maximum total length of 85 cm . Females are usually larger than males.
Desert Horned Viper Kavir National Park, Semnan, Iran
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Naming

The specific name, ''gasperettii'', is in honor of John Gasperetti, an American surveyor, engineer, and herpetologist, who collected the holotype specimen.

''Common names: Arabian horned viper, desert horned viper, Middle Eastern horned viper.''

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyViperidae
GenusCerastes
SpeciesC. gasperettii
Photographed in
Israel
Iran