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Large-eyed Pitviper

Large-eyed pitviper is a venomous snake occurring only in Southeast Asia. There are no 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 macrops

    Other Names Green Pit Viper
    Length Around 71 cm
    Color Dark green to bluish-green upper surface with light bluish-green to pale blue underside; bluish-green lips and throat with green head; yellow to orange eyes with reddish-brown tail
    Distribution Northern Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, southern Vietnam
    Habitat Hilly areas especially in semi-evergreen forest; agricultural land, gardens
    Diet Frogs, lizards, small rodents, small birds
    Predators Birds of prey, larger snakes
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 26th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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