Echis carinatus

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Echis carinatus

(ĕ′kĭs kă-rĭ-nā′tŭs) [Gr. echis, viper + L carina, keel]
The Indian saw-scaled viper. Its venom contains a prothrombin activator, a potent anticoagulant.
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Saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus) from Pakistan and UAE was similar to northern Indian parts and stated as different subspecies (Echis carinatus sochureki) from south Indian saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus carinatus).