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Flat-nosed Pitviper

Flat-nosed pitviper is a species of venomous snake found only in Southeast Asia. The species is nocturnal and arboreal. 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 puniceus

    Other Names Flat-nosed pitviper, Ashy pit viper
    Length Around 64 cm (25 in)
    Color Gray, brown, or red upper surface with dark uneven patches or crossbars which may blend to form an undulating stripe; a light streak appears behind the eye on each side of the head; dark brown underside with a series of yellowish spots on the sides
    Distribution Southern Thailand, West and East Malaysia, Indonesia
    Habitat Primary and secondary forest from sea level up to an elevation of 1450 m
    Diet Rodents, small birds, lizards
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 7 to 14 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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

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