Echis (common names: saw-scaled vipers, carpet vipers) is a genus of venomous vipers found in the dry regions of Africa, the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. They have a characteristic threat display, rubbing sections of their body together to produce a “sizzling” warning sound. The name Echis is the Latin transliteration of the Greek word for “viper” (ἔχις). Their common name is “saw-scaled vipers” and they include some of the species responsible for causing the most snakebite cases and deaths in the world. Twelve species are currently recognized.
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17 Most Dangerous and venomous snakes in the world
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