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Published on Sep 27, 2014
It's not a spider! What do you think? wildlifepictures.ir
(Spider-tailed horned viper hunts the birds with its tail's amazing structure!)
"This image was recorded for the first time in the world of natural history. The Iranian Spider-tailed Viper, a unique species endemic to western Iran, which has been discovered recently, due to the limited distribution range and the high demand of the zoos all over the world, needs serious protection and declaration of its preservation by the Iran Department of the Environment. Otherwise, it will soon face the danger of extinction."
Alamto, a Reptile Wonderland Director: Fathollah Amiri Photography: Mehdi Nourmohammadi-Mahmoud Mansouri Researcher: Dr. Behzad Fathinia Editor: Majid Mohammaddoust Music Composer: Babak Mirzakhani
Produced in Wildlife Pictures Institute Duration: 60min Year of Production: 2014
Spider-tailed Horned Viper: Persian Horned Viper - Víbora Iraniana Rabo-de-Aranha
The spider-tailed horned viper (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides) is a species of viper endemic to western Iran first described by Bostanchi et al. in 2006
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