Lachesis Muta

Lachesis Muta

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lachesis muta is a venomous pitviper species found in South America. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.Lachesis is one of the three Fates in Greek mythology and was supposed to assign to man his term of life -- something this species is certainly capable of doing. The species is similar in appearance to rattlesnakes and vibrates its tail vigorously when alarmed, but has no rattle and was therefore called mutus (later muta), which is Latin for dumb or mute. However, when in the undergrowth, the tail actually makes quite a loud rustling noise.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136548127
  • 9786136548128