SNAKE VENOMS
Product ID L1110
Name Echis pyramidum 
Common Name(s) Egyptian Saw-scaled Viper; North-east African Carpet Viper
Origin Egypt
Purity >99%
Form Lyophilized powder
Packaging In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.
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Echis pyramidum
Taxonomic Classification
  • Class : Reptilia
  • Order : Squamata
  • Suborder : Serpentes
  • Family : Viperidae
  • Subfamily :  Viperinae
  • Genus :  Echis

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