Bitis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Viperinae
Genus: Bitis
Species (18): B. albanica – B. arietans – B. armata – B. atropos – B. caudalis – B. cornuta – B. gabonica – B. harenna – B. heraldica – B. inornata – B. nasicornis – B. parviocula – B. peringueyi – B. rhinoceros – B. rubida – B. schneideri – B. worthingtoni – B. xeropaga

Name[edit]

  • Bitis Gray, 1842: 69 [conserved name]

Type species: Vipera (Echidna) arietans Merrem, 1820, by designation under the plenary power.

Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology (Opinion 188).

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, J.E. 1842. Monographic Synopsis of the Vipers or the family Viperidae. Zoological Miscellany 2: 68–71.
  • International Commisision on Zoological Nomenclature 1945. Opinion 188. Suppression of the name Cobra Laurenti 1768 and suspension of the rules for Bitis Gray, 1842. pp. 77–92 In Hemming, F. (ed.). Opinions and declarations rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature Volume 3, part 7. International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature: London. 448 pp. BHL Reference page. 

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Adders
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