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Godman’s Pit Viper

A pitviper from Mexico and Central America, the Godman’s Pit Viper is a poisonous snake that has no subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Cerrophidion
    Species C. godmani
    Scientific Name Cerrophidion godmani

    Other Names Godman’s montane pitviper
    Length Usually around 55 cm (21.5 in)
    Coloration Long patterns of cream, dark brown and black
    Distribution Mexico (states of Chiapas and southeastern Oaxaca), through Central America, to western Panama
    Habitat Mostly prefer dense forests and woodlands
    Diet Mammals (rodents and shrews) but also eats lizards and other snakes
    Venom Fact Venomous Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 22nd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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