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Black Lipped Hognose Viper
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Porthidium lamellei
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Reptilia
Order:
Squamata
Family:
Viperidae
Genus:
Porthidium
Species:
P. lamellei
Binomial name
Porthidium lamellei
Perón, 1789
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Range of P. lamellei

Porthidium lamellei, commonly known as the "Black-Lipped Hognose Viper" and sometimes as the "Nacavão", is a small species of pit viper found along the northern coast of Marindino in Inyursta. It inhabits both terrestrial and low-level arboreal habitats. While it is more common in highland forests and wet valleys, but can be found in rural meadows, swamps and coastal forests.

It's hemotoxic venom is one of the weakest of any viper, being less toxic than even that of the notoriously mild Vipera berus. It has an average LD50 SC of approximately 18.7mg/kg, and an extremely low venom yield. Bites can cause nausea, vomiting, hemorrhaging near the site of the wound and feverish chills; however no fatalities have been confirmed.