Snake bites by the jararacucu (Bothrops jararacussu): Clinicopathological studies of 29 proven cases in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Article (PDF. Genus: Bothrops. Species: jararacussu. Common Names Jararacussu. Local Names Cabeca de Sapo, Jararacucu, Jararacucu Malha de Sapo, Jararacucu. COMUNICACIONES BREVES. Notes of cases of aggression and ophiophagy by Bothops jararacussu (Lacerda ) in captivity. Nota de casos de agresiĆ³n y.

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Find more photos by Google images search: Contiguo a la plaza de deportes, Dulce Nombre de Coronado. Average Venom Qty to mg dry weightMinton Ref: Morphological and molecular evidence for phylogeny and classification of South American pitvipers, genera Bothrops, Bothriopsis, and Bothrocophias Serpentes: The bitten bpthrops should be immobilised as effectively as possible using an extemporised splint or sling; if available, crepe bandaging of the splinted jarraracussu is an effective form of immobilisation.

Wiping it once with a damp cloth to remove surface venom is unlikely to do much harm or good but the wound must not be massaged. Reptarium The Reptile Database.

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Venom Myotoxins Systemic myotoxins present, but principally cause local myonecrosis. Best viewed in x resolution or ajraracussu. We make a reasonable attempt to verify accuracy of information listed on this site. After ensuring the patient and onlookers have moved out of range of further strikes by the snake, the bitten person should be reassured and persuaded to lie down and remain still.


Dorsal bofhrops are strongly keeled. If no motor vehicle or boat is available, the patient can be carried on a stretcher or hurdle, on the pillion or crossbar of a bicycle or on someone’s back. Snakes of the World: Snout is not elevated.

Avoid peroral intake, absolutely no alcohol. No attempt should be made to pursue the snake into botyrops undergrowth as this will risk further bites.

If there is any impairment of vital functions, such as problems with respiration, airway, circulation, heart function, these must be supported as a priority.

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The Reptiles of Paraguay: Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. Multiple doses may be required. In one survivor with chronic renal failure, renal biopsy showed bilateral cortical necrosis; the patient remains dependent on haemodialysis. WilliamsJeff Boundy General Shape Large in length, heavy bodied pitviper. Systemic effects may be minor or severe, possibly including coagulopathy and bleeding, kidney damage, even myolytic muscle damage.


Check List 11 6: Venom Anticoagulants Probably not present. Effects of polyspecific Bothrops antivenom were not impressive, and it has been suggested that anti-Bothrops and anti-Crotalus antivenoms should be given in combination.

All cases with significant systemic effects require IV antivenom, as will most cases with significant local effects.

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Caudal luring in two neotropical pitvipersBothrops jararaca and B. No sedatives outside hospital. Head is relatively large, broad, flattened, lance shaped when viewed from above and distinct from narrow neck. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. In two patients, autopsies revealed acute renal tubular necrosis, cerebral oedema, haemorrhagic rhabdomyolysis at the site of the bite and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Furtado et al Ref: Bothrops jararacussu Atlantic Forest Jararacussu defensive behavior. Province of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.