The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Central and South America
- Scientific name: Lachesis sp.
- Family: Vipers
- Subfamily: Pit vipers
- Genus: Lachesis
- Length: Up to 9.8 feet (3 meters)
- Venom: Myotoxic
This snake’s venom is not as dangerous as that of other pit vipers in Central America, but it administers a hefty dose. Thankfully, they are not especially aggressive.