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Motuo Bamboo Pitviper

The Motuo Bamboo Pit Viper is a species of very aggressive, poisonous pit viper snake commonly found in several Asian countries. This arboreal (tree-dwelling) and nocturnal serpents are known for their bright fluorescent green coloration, which is probably used for camouflaging in the greens.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Species T. medoensis
    Scientific Name Trimeresurus medoensis


    Length Maximum size of males is 671 mm (26.4 in) and females is 650 mm (26 in)
    Body Coloration Bright green (but also bluish green), with the underside being yellowish white
    Range/Distribution India, Burma, and China
    Habitat Dense forests with tall trees,
    Diet/Food Mostly frogs and rodents, but also other snakes and small birds
    Venom Facts Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)

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    Published on November 10th 2018 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 8th November 2018.

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