No subspecies are currently recognized. , The body is slender, tapering, and slightly compressed. The males are surprisingly long and slender compared to the females. Hairy Bush Viper The Gardens of Eden | DTS Herps 2012. They once had a much wider distribution but are now declining. , Feeds on mammals, frogs, lizards, and sometimes birds.  Prey is typically ambushed from a hanging position, held until it has succumbed to the venom and then swallowed. , Some species are threatened by habitat destruction. The mouth has a very large gape. Atheris is a genus of venomous vipers known as bush vipers. , The common name "hairy bush viper" should, however, be avoided for this species, as it will likely be confused with Atheris hirsuta Ernst & Rödel [fr], 2002, the specific name for which means "hairy". Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Atheris_hispida&oldid=965969862, Reptiles of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 July 2020, at 14:32. The type locality given is "Lutunguru, Kivu" (DR Congo). Atheris is a genus of venomous vipers known as bush vipers. 1996). , Capable of climbing reeds and stalks, this species is often found basking on top of flowers and terminal leaves. Toxicity of individual specimens within the same species and subspecies can vary greatly based on several factors, including geographical region. Even the weather and altitude can influence toxicity (Ernst and Zug et al. Atheris squamigera is an arboreal venomous snake. Some species or populations may specialize in eating frogs, but most have been described as opportunistic feeders. Wang, He, et al. The anal scale is single. Sep 24, 2015 - Explore rabiKing's board "atheris hispida" on Pinterest.  hairy bush viper, rough-scaled tree viper, African hairy bush viper, hairy viper. , The head has a short snout, more so in males than in females. , More specifically, Spawls & Branch (1995) describe the distribution as isolated populations in Kivu and Orientale Provinces in DR Congo, southeastern Ruwenzori in Uganda and the Kakamega Forest in western Kenya. Midbody there are 14–36 rows of dorsal scales. These vipers have highly keeled scales and are simply spectacular.  One case was fatal. "Serious envenomation after a snakebite by a Western bush viper (, "Investigadores portugueses dão o nome do vocalista dos Metallica a nova espécie de víbora africana", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Atheris&oldid=985281004, Articles with dead external links from October 2016, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles with obsolete information from June 2011, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Barbour's short-headed viper, Uzungwe Mountain bush viper, The Udzungwa and Ukinga mountains in southern, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Congo, Central Africa from east DR Congo, Uganda and west Tanzania southward to north, southwestern Tanzania, northeastern Zambia, northern Malawi, West and central Africa: Ivory Coast and Ghana, eastward through southern Nigeria to Cameroon, southern, This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 01:52.