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Product ID L1143
Name Causus rhombeatus 
Common Name(s) Common Night Adder; Rhombic Night Adder
Origin South Africa
Purity >99%
Form Lyophilized powder
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Copyright © Dr. Wolfgang Wüster
Causus rhombeatus
Taxonomic Classification
  • Class : Reptilia
  • Order : Squamata
  • Suborder : Serpentes
  • Family : Viperidae
  • Subfamily :  Causinae
  • Genus :  Causus

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