About this object

Large viper with broad head with square snout with large eyes and nostrils. Body stout and heavy with short, thin tail. Back is pale brown with rows of large, oval black-ringed spots dorsally with smaller spots along the flanks from the nape to the tip of the tail. Length up to 1.7 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Vipera russelli (Shaw & Nodder, 1797)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Russell's Viper
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    On loan from Liverpool University, School of Hygiene Museum, 1981
  • Red Book Data status
Object view = Natural Science
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