Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Re: Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Postby Bushviper » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:12 pm

It did not look like a Tuinslang aka Hose pipe to me.
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Re: Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Postby hotherps » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:52 pm

That is a beautiful Bitis nasicornis ;-)

I know this is an old thread but this nicely illustrates that even after several years and the publication of a paper detailing a supposed 5 way division in Mr Hoser's "Journal", a google search for "Bitis hoserae" still only throws up a small number of "hits" all pretty much originating from Hoser himself. Its good to see that people aren't taking any notice of his alternative amateur 'taxonomy" ....... Taxonomic revision ought to be left to real Scientists !
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Re: Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Postby wadekilian » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:08 pm

While we're on the topic of taxonomy - I read something the other day that said all large Bitis species are in the sub-genus Macrocerastes? Can anyone confirm or deny that? Wouldn't that make it technically be more correct to call it Macrocerastes nasicornis or Macrocerastes arietans etc?
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Re: Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Postby Westley Price » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:21 pm

That would be crazy!

Cerastes are known to be oviparous vipers so to call the larger Bitis Macrocerastes would simply confuse people into thinking they are oviparous too.

Ridiculous.
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Re: Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Postby adder » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:11 pm

wadekilian, I recognize Macrocerastes as a subgenus, based on the obvious morphological and molecular evidence.
However to save him posting we'll assume Paul Rowley won't, as he automatically opposes anything I say or do.
However I should note that Macrocerastes is not my creation. I merely accept the taxonomic proposal and the correct nomenclature follows.
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Re: Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Postby Westley Price » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:13 am

Gotta admire the man's determination ;)
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Re: Rhino viper Bitis nasicornis pictures

Postby scalybunni » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:28 pm

Wow, I wish I was "advanced" enough to be able to keep something as incredible as this!
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