Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Viperidae > Bitis > Bitis peringueyi

Bitis peringueyi (Peringuey's Adder, Dwarf Puff Adder)

Synonyms: Vipera peringueyi

Wikipedia Abstract

Bitis peringueyi is a venomous viper species found in Namibia and southern Angola. No subspecies are currently recognized.
View Wikipedia Record: Bitis peringueyi


Venomous [1]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Kaokoveld desert Namibia, Angola Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Namib desert Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Namib-Naukluft National Park II 12585619 Namibia  


Prey / Diet

Meroles cuneirostris (Wedge-snouted Sand Lizard, Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard)[2]
Micaelamys namaquensis (Rock mouse)[2]
Ptenopus kochi (Koch's Chirping Gecko)[2]

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Living Hazards Database, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, U.S. Army Garrison - Forest Glen
2The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0