Dhofar carpet viper, 6. [6], It grows to an average total length (body + tail) of 30–70 cm (12–28 in), with a maximum total length of 87 cm (34 in).

In Ratangiri, India, in a culling operation at the end of the 19th century, over 115,000 Echis specimens were collected! [7], The specific name, pyramidum, refers to the Egyptian pyramids. Northeast African carpet viper, Egyptian saw scaled viper. [4], It eats a wide variety of prey, including invertebrates (especially scorpions and centipedes), small mammals and reptiles. Echis leucogaster is a venomous viper species endemic to West and Northwest Africa. Painted saw scaled viper, 3. Common names: white-bellied carpet viper, Roman's saw-scaled viper. The following subspecies of Echis carinatus have been described: -Echis carinatus multisqamatus-Echis carinatus sinhaleyus. White-bellied carpet viper, 7. [2], According to Golay et al. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. The sound is similar to that made when two pieces of sandpaper are rubbed together. [2], Disjunct populations reportedly occur in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and northern Egypt. These may be partly or wholly separated along the line of the backbone and pushed together. E. carinatus  Distribution areas of those subspecies that are not shown in the Distribution tables: -Echis carinatus carinatus: Central and southern India, -Echis carinatus astolae: Astola Island (southern Pakistan), -Echis carinatus sinhaleyus: Northern and eastern Sri Lanka, -Echis carinatus sochureki: Northern India, Pakistan, southeast Afghanistan, southern Iran, United Arab Emirates and northeast Oman, -Echis pyramidum pyramidum: Northeast Algeria, Tunisia, northwest Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, northern and southwest Somalia, northern Kenya, southwest Saudi Arabia, Yemen, southern Oman, -Echis pyramidum aliaborri: Northeast Kenya, -Echis pyramidum borkini: Sw Arabia, W Yemen. None of the 21 observed cases of E. pyramidum bites in Sudan ended fatally (Corkill 1956). Envenoming must be treated very seriously and often takes a serious course. Joger's carpet viper, 5. Red elements also possible in E. ocellatus and E. coloratus. [2], The type locality given is "Egypte" (Egypt). It is associated with arid savannah, semi-desert, Sahel, and well-vegetated dry river beds (wadis) and oases. [4], 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T197483A2488871.en, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Echis_leucogaster&oldid=972692339, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 August 2020, at 10:57.
E. carinatus in the old taxonomic sense, with its vast area of distribution from west Africa to India and Sri Lanka, is said to claim more human lives worldwide than any other species of snake. Echis pyramidum is a species of venomous viper endemic to Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The head is then braced and the remaining coils are pulled along without touching the ground. When threatened, carpet vipers become extremely nervous and agitated and rarely flee. West African carpet viper, 10. Row of white blotches or bars along the spine, sometimes with dark edges. In terms of morbidity and mortality, carpet vipers are considered the most important venomous snakes in the world (Warrell and Arnett 1976). Their extremely high prevalence in certain areas and their readiness to bite immediately make Echis spp. Hughes' carpet viper, 4. carinatus multisquamatus)  E. ocellatus  E. coloratus. Carpet vipers are mainly active at night, but also during the day in cool weather, and otherwise hide themselves under stones, bushes or fallen branches. Basic colouring from greyish to sand-coloured and brownish shades. At times up to more than 10% of hospital beds are occupied by patients with Echis bites (Pugh and Theakston 1987a, Warrell et al. display similar warning behaviour. In northern Kenya, 10 people collected around 7,000 snakes over a period of just a few months. [10], In northeastern Africa it occurs in northern Egypt, central Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and northern Kenya. Echis pyramidum is a species of venomous viper endemic to Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

[3], Northeast African carpet viper,[3] Egyptian saw-scaled viper,[4] Egyptian carpet viper, Geoffroy's carpet viper.