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Cantor’s Pitviper

Cantor’s pit viper is a species of venomous snake found only in the Nicobar Islands of India. The species is nocturnal. Currently, there are no recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Scientific Name Trimeresurus cantori

    Length Around 115 cm (snout to vent length)
    Color Green, dark brown, or light brown upper surface; green specimens may have yellow spots whereas brown specimens may have darker spots; a cream colored stripe runs along each side of the head above the upper lip and below the eye; greenish or cream-colored underside; underside of the tail contain some brown spots
    Distribution Nicobar Islands (India)
    Diet Small mammals and birds
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (giving birth to live young)

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    Published on January 25th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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