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Malabar Pit Viper

Malabar pit viper is a species of venomous snake found only in southwestern India. The species is nocturnal. There are no recognized 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 malabaricus

    Other Names Rock viper, Malabar rock pit viper
    Length 105 cm (snout to vent length)
    Color Yellow to green or brown
    Distribution Southern and western India
    Habitat Moist evergreen and deciduous forest
    Diet Tree frogs, geckos, musk shrews
    Venom Fact Venomous
    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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