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Scientists discover new species of exotic viper

Update: March, 02/2011 - 09:26

Trust in me: The newly discovered viper, Cryptelytrops rubeus, was discovered in Dong Nai Province. — File Photo

Trust in me: The newly discovered viper, Cryptelytrops rubeus, was discovered in Dong Nai Province. — File Photo

DONG NAI — British and American scientists have discovered a new viper species, Cryptelytrops rubeus, according to Nguyen Quang Truong from the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources.

The species was found in forests in areas that are 500m above the sea level in Dong Nai Province and HCM City.

The female has a white line along its body, while the male has a red line that flanks the white one. — VNS

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