Bitis albanica HEWITT, 1937
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bitis albanica?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||Albany Adder|
|Synonym||Bitis cornuta albanica HEWITT 1937: 76|
Bitis albanica — BRANCH 1999: 57
Bitis albanica — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Eastern Cape Province from Port Elizabeth to near Committees)|
Type locality: Kleinpoort, near Committees, 25 km ENE of Grahamstown (33°14’S, 26°46’ E). Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and this does not always work properly. We are working on it.
|Types||Lectotype: PEM R8279 (previously AM 6860)|
|Comment||Venomous! A very rare and probably endangered species (known only from 8 specimens).|