Bothrops lojanus

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Bothrops lojanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothrops
Species: B. lojanus
Binomial name
Bothrops lojanus
Parker, 1930
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Bothrops lojanus, or the Lojan lancehead, is a species of venomous pit viper in the Viperidae family.[2] It is endemic to Ecuador.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in Ecuador in the provinces of Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe.[4]


  1. ^ Cisneros-Heredia, D. (2010). "Bothrops lojanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  3. ^ "Bothrops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 November 2006. 
  4. ^ The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Parker, H.W. 1930. Two new reptiles from southern Ecuador. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Series 10, 5: 568-571.