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Malayan Pit Viper

A venomous pitviper species, the Malayan pit viper is a species of Asian snakes that is endemic to Southeast Asia.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Calloselasma
    Species C. rhodostoma
    Scientific Name Calloselasma rhodostoma

    Other Names Malayan ground pit viper, Malayan ground snake, Malayan moccasin
    Length Average 76 cm (30 in)
    Coloration Bright Reddish, grayish, or pale brown, with two series of large, dark triangular blotches
    Distribution Thailand to northern Malaysia and on the island of Java
    Habitat Coastal forests, bamboo thickets, unused and overgrown farmland, orchards, plantations as well as forests around plantations
    Diet Mostly rats and mice
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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

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