Russell’s viper ଚନ୍ଦନ ବୋଡା


Snake Type:

Common Name: Russell’s viper
Odia Name: ଚନ୍ଦନ ବୋଡା
Zoological Name: Daboia russelii

Stout body, rough in appearance. Scales strongly keeled.Triangular head broaderthan neck; scales on upper surface of head small, strongly keeled; nostril verylarge.Brown or yellowish-brown, with threelongitudinal series of prominent, large brown or black oval or round spots. Top of head usually has a narrow white ‘Ʌ’ shapedmark and a pair oftriangular/oval dark brown markings.