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Product ID L1209
Name Bothrops asper 
Common Name(s) Terciopelo
Origin Costa Rica, Ecuador
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Bothrops asper
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Bothrops asper
Taxonomic Classification
  • Class : Reptilia
  • Order : Squamata
  • Suborder : Serpentes
  • Family : Viperidae
  • Subfamily :  Crotalinae
  • Genus :  Bothrops

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