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Kanburian Pit Viper

A highly venomous, heavily-built species, the Kanburian Pit Viper is an endangered snake from Thailand that has a bright coloration, and is primarily arboreal (frequent the trees) by nature.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotaliae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Species T. kanburiensis
    Scientific Name Trimeresurus kanburiensis

    Other Names Kanburi pitviper, Kanburian pit viper, tiger pit viper
    Length More than 76 cm (30 in)
    Coloration From reddish brown with faint patterning to tawny with dull brown blotches and spots
    Distribution Throughout Thailand
    Habitat Forest and open woodland
    Diet Mostly mammals and birds, but also frogs and lizards
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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

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