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Temple Viper

Native to South-East Asia, the temple viper is a species that gets its name for its abundance around the Temple of the Azure Cloud in Malaysia.

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

    Other Names Wagler’s pit viper, temple pit viper, bamboo snake, temple snake, speckled pit viper, temple pitviper
    Length 75 cm – 1 m (29 12 – 39 14 in)
    Coloration Vary greatly, some have black or brown base coloration with orange and yellow banding, while others have a light green as the base color with yellow or orange banding (and many other variations therein)
    Distribution Central Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines
    Habitat Lowland primary forest, secondary forest and jungle – especially coastal mangrove
    Diet Rodents, birds, and lizards
    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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