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Pope’s Tree Viper

Pope’s Tree Viper is a species of very skinny and bright green viper snake commonly found in the Indian subcontinent. They are found in two distinct subspecies.

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

    Other Names Pope’s pit viper, Pope’s tree viper, Pope’s bamboo pitviper
    Length/Size 770 mm (30 in)
    Body Coloration Green back with the belly being yellowish green
    Range/Distribution Northern India, Southeast Asia, and parts of Indonesia
    Habitat Mountainous forests
    Diet/Food Frogs, lizards, birds, and rodents including rats and squirrels
    Venom Facts Venomous
    Breeding Season April and May
    Clutch Size Around 10
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 10th 2019 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th February 2019.

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