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Product ID L1104
Name Bitis gabonica gabonica 
Common Name(s) East African Gaboon Viper
Origin Burundi, Tanzania
Purity >99%
Form Lyophilized powder
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Bitis gabonica gabonica
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Bitis gabonica gabonica
Taxonomic Classification
  • Class : Reptilia
  • Order : Squamata
  • Suborder : Serpentes
  • Family : Viperidae
  • Subfamily :  Viperinae
  • Genus :  Bitis

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