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Stejneger’s Bamboo Pitviper

The Stejneger’s Bamboo Pitviper is a species of highly poisonous pitvipers that are known to camouflage themselves in the green utilizating their green coloration. This Asian snake has three subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Trimeresurus
    Species T. stejnegeri
    Scientific Name Trimeresurus stejnegeri

    Other Names Bamboo viper, Chinese tree viper, bamboo snake, Chinese green tree viper, Chinese bamboo viper, Stejneger’s pit viper, Stejneger’s palm viper, red tail snake, Formosan bamboo viper, Taiwan green tree viper
    Length 75 centimetres (30 in) max.
    Coloration Bright green (above) and pale green (below)
    Distribution India (Assam) and Nepal through Burma, Thailand and Laos to China (Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Fujian, Zhejiang, Yunnan) and Taiwan
    Habitat Mostly in the dense forest areas
    Diet Amphibians, rodents and small mammals
    Venom Fact Venomous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 15th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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