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Large-scaled Tree Viper

Large-scaled tree viper is a venomous snake found only in southwestern India. The species is arboreal. At present, there are no recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Scientific Name Trimeresurus macrolepis

    Other Names Large-scaled pitviper
    Length Around 68 cm (27 in)
    Color Bright green upper surface with a yellow or white stripe on each side of the body; pale green upper lips with pale greenish underside
    Distribution Southwestern India
    Habitat Evergreen forests, tea and coffee plantations
    Diet Rodents
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 7 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on January 27th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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