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Bamboo Pit Viper

The Bamboo Pit Viper is known for its slender green body and venomous trait. Hard to spot, the nocturnal creature is an arboreal meaning it stays on the tree most of the time.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Scientific Name Trimeresurus gramineus

    Other names Indian green pit viper, bamboo pit viper, common green pit viper, boodro pam, green pit viper and grass-green snake
    Size 3.25 ft including an average tail length of 5.5 inch
    Color Mostly greenish body, sometimes yellowish or brownish purple, sometimes with some red, yellow or white streaks on the body
    Distribution Southern India, with a rare occurrence in the western state of Maharashtra
    Habitat Near water bodies, forests, and bamboo groves
    Diet Birds and lizards
    Hibernation Period Winter
    Venom Fact Haemotoxic
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous
    Litter Size 4-11
    Average Lifespan 6-10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 19th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 6th December 2018.

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