Definition of Cerastes cornutus

1. Noun. Highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye.

Exact synonyms: Cerastes, Horned Asp, Horned Viper, Sand Viper
Generic synonyms: Viper
Group relationships: Aspis, Genus Aspis, Genus Cerastes



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerastes Cornutus

Cephalotaxaceae
Cephalotaxus
Cephalotus
Cephalotus follicularis
Cephas
Cepheus
Cephissia
Cepphus
Cepphus columba
Cepphus grylle
Ceqli
Ceram Sea
Cerambycidae
Cerapteryx
Cerapteryx graminis
Cerastes cornutus
Cerastium
Cerastium alpinum
Cerastium arvense
Cerastium tomentosum
Ceratitis
Ceratitis capitata
Ceratodontidae
Ceratonia
Ceratonia siliqua
Ceratopetalum
Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Ceratophyllaceae
Ceratophyllidae
Ceratophyllum

Literary usage of Cerastes cornutus

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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"cerastes cornutus, the " Horned Viper" of North-Eastern Africa, from Algeria to Arabia, extending also into Palestine, has the sides of the ventral scales ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... is now generally supposed to have been the cerastes, or horsed viper (Cerastes cornutus), of northern Africa and ..."

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