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Snakes in Cyprus – The different Poison Fangs

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Aglyphic Type
all teeth unfurrowed harmless
Typlops vermicularis
Coluber jugularis
Coluber cypriensis
Coluber nummifer
Opitholypic Type
teeth in the rear upper jaw
bigger and furrowed
poison gland with duct to
poison fangs
Malpolon monpessulanis
Telescopus fallax
Proteroglypic Type
front teeth in upper jaw
with closed furrows
Eaxample: Cobras (Naja), Mambas (Dendroaspis)
not in Cyprus
Solenoglyphic Type
front teeth in upper jaw
with closed poison duct
poison fangs mobile
in Cyprus
Vipera lebetina lebetina
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