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Bitis  Gray, 1842
Taxonomic Serial No.: 634420

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderSerpentes Linnaeus, 1758 – Snakes, cobra, serpente, serpents  
                               InfraorderAlethinophidia Nopcsa, 1923  
                                  FamilyViperidae Oppel, 1811 – Pit Vipers, Vipers  
                                     SubfamilyCrotalinae Oppel, 1811  
                                        GenusBitis Gray, 1842  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Bitis albanica Hewitt, 1937 – Albany Adder 
                                           Species Bitis arietans (Merrem, 1820) – Puff Adder 
                                           Species Bitis armata (A. Smith, 1826)  
                                           Species Bitis atropos (Linnaeus, 1758) – Mountain Adder 
                                           Species Bitis caudalis (A. Smith, 1839) – Horned Adder 
                                           Species Bitis cornuta (Daudin, 1803) – Many-horned Adder 
                                           Species Bitis gabonica (A. M. C. Duméril, Bibron and A. H. A. Duméril, 1854) – Gaboon Adder, Gaboon Viper 
                                           Species Bitis harenna Gower, Wade, Spawls, Böhme, Buechley, Sykes and Colston, 2016 – Bale Mountains Adder 
                                           Species Bitis heraldica (Bocage, 1889) – Angolan Adder, Bocage's Horned Adder 
                                           Species Bitis inornata (A. Smith, 1838) – Plain Mountain Adder, Hornless Adder 
                                           Species Bitis nasicornis (Shaw, 1802) – Rhinoceros Viper 
                                           Species Bitis parviocula Böhme, 1976 – Bale Mountains Adder 
                                           Species Bitis peringueyi (Boulenger, 1888) – Dwarf Puff Adder, Peringuey's Adder 
                                           Species Bitis rhinoceros (Schlegel, 1855)  
                                           Species Bitis rubida Branch, 1997  
                                           Species Bitis schneideri (Boettger, 1886) – Namaqua Dwarf Adder, Namaqua Puff Adder 
                                           Species Bitis worthingtoni Parker, 1932 – Kenya Horned Viper 
                                           Species Bitis xeropaga Haacke, 1975 – Desert Mountain Adder 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Bitis    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): McDiarmid, Roy W., Jonathan A. Campbell, and T'Shaka A. Touré  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1   
  Page(s): xi + 511   
  Publisher: The Herpetologists' League   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-893777-01-4, 1-893777-00-6  
  Reference for: Bitis   

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