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Mexican Palm-Pitviper

Mexican palm-pitviper is a species of slender, venomous snake occurring in Mexico. There are no subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Bothriechis
    Scientific Name Bothriechis rowleyi

    Length At least 97.3 cm (38.3 in)
    Color Green
    Distribution Mexico
    Habitat Forest
    Diet Frogs, small mammals
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (Producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 6 to 8 young
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on January 21st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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