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Guatemalan Palm Viper

A venomous viper snake hailing from South America, the Guatemalan Palm Viper is a bright green colored snake that has been classified as ‘vulnerable’.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Bothriechis
    Species B. aurifer
    Scientific Name Bothriechis aurifer

    Other Names Yellow-blotched palm-pitvipe
    Length 70 centimetres (28 in) max.
    Coloration Bright green base-color with a series of yellow blotches bordered in black
    Distribution Mexico (in the mountains of eastern Chiapas), and in northern Guatemala
    Habitat Forest areas; especially prefer dense low-lying palm forests (and hence the name)
    Venom Fact Venomous
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 23rd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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