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Mangshan Pitviper

Mangshan Pitviper is a species of Chinese pitvipers that spit venom.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Protobothrops
    Species P. mangshanensis
    Scientific Name Protobothrops mangshanensis

    Other Names Chinese pit viper, ironhead pitviper, Mang Mountain pit viper, Mangshan pitviper, Mt. Mang pit viper
    Physical Statistics Length: 1.4 – 2 m; Weight: 3 – 5 kg
    Coloration Grass-green to yellow-green with large, dark, irregular saddle-like markings along its back and sides
    Distribution Hunan and Guangdong provinces in China
    Habitat Montane, subtropical mixed needle-leaf and broadleaf forests
    Diet Birds, frogs and insects
    Venom Fact Venomous
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

    Mangshan Pitviper Pictures Gallery

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

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