Common names: many-horned adder, western hornsman adder, more.
Bitis cornuta is a venomousviperspecies found in certain rocky desert areas, mostly along the Atlantic coast of southern Africa. They have a characteristic tuft of horns above each eye. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.
Small and stout, growing to an average length of 30–50 cm. The maximum recorded length is 75 cm for a captive specimen.