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Vivid Images of New Snake Species

Matilda's Horned Viper

Atheris matildae Tanzania

(Image credit: WCS.)

A colorful new species of bush viper, named after a researcher's daughter, was found in Tanzania.

Bush Viper Discovered

Atheris matildae Tanzania

(Image credit: WCS.)

Hornlike scales above its eyes make Matilda's Horned Viper an interesting sight.

Kissin' Cousins

Atheris matildae Tanzania

(Image credit: WCS.)

The brightly hued snake bears a resemblance to the Usambara bush viper. Slight difference separate the two species.

Spectacular Colors

Atheris matildae Tanzania

(Image credit: WCS.)

Striking black-and-yellow colors make the bush viper beautiful to watch.

Poachers Beware

Atheris matildae Tanzania

(Image credit: WCS.)

To protect the species from illegal hunting, the exact location of the snake's habitat have been withheld. It is estimated to be only a few square miles of remote forest in southwest Tanzania.

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