Serpientes venenosas - Serie

Serpiente cascabel

Ésta es una serpiente cascabel.

Serpiente cascabel

Características

La primera hilera muestra las características típicas de una serpiente cascabel. De izquierda a derecha, un cascabel en la cola, una cabeza triangular y unos colmillos articulados.

Características

Imagen en detalle

Para determinar si una serpiente es venenosa se puede mirar su vientre. Si hay una sola hilera de escamas que va hasta la placa anal, la serpiente es venenosa.

Imagen en detalle

Revision

Last reviewed 1/8/2012 by Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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