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World's Newest Snake Species - Discovered in Tanzania

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by kimatire, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. kimatire

    kimatire JF-Expert Member

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    The world's newest snake species has menacing-looking yellow and black scales, dull green eyes and two spiky horns – and it's named after a seven-year-old girl.

    Matilda's horned viper was discovered in a small patch of south-west Tanzania about two years ago. In December, it was introduced as the world's newest known snake species in an issue of the Zootaxa journal.

    This striking black-and-yellow snake is called Matilda's horned viper, can grow to 65cm and has horn-like scales above its eyes.
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