SNAKE VENOMS
Product ID L1107
Name Cerastes cerastes cerastes 
Common Name(s) Desert Horned Viper
Origin Egypt, Tunisia
Purity >99%
Form Lyophilized powder
Packaging In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.
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Copyright © Dr. Wolfgang Wüster
Copyright © John White
Cerastes cerastes cerastes
Taxonomic Classification
  • Class : Reptilia
  • Order : Squamata
  • Suborder : Serpentes
  • Family : Viperidae
  • Subfamily :  Viperinae
  • Genus :  Cerastes

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