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Barbour’s Montane Pitviper

Barbour’s montane pit viper is a moderately stout species of venomous snake found only in Mexico. The species is terrestrial. At present, there are no recognized subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Mixcoatlus
    Scientific Name Mixcoatlus barbouri


    Other Names Barbour’s pit viper
    Length 30 to 40 cm; largest recorded specimen measures 51 cm
    Color Blackish ground color covered with indistinct zig-zag stripe on the back extending down the sides; the sides of the head as well as skin between the scales is rust-colored
    Distribution Mexico
    Habitat Rocky pine forests, clearings with bunch grass at an elevation of about 9,000 ft (2,740 m)
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on January 21st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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