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Wagler’s Pit Viper

Wagler’s pit viper is a species of venomous snake found in Southeast Asia. The species is nocturnal and arboreal. Females are larger than males.

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

    Other Names Temple viper, temple pit viper
    Length Males: Generally up to 75 cm
    Females: Around 100 cm
    Color Black, brown or light green base color with orange and yellow banding
    Distribution Southern Vietnam, southern Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia
    Habitat Primary or secondary lowland forest, may occur in coastal mangroves
    Diet Rodents, birds, lizards
    Predators King cobra
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    Litter Size 15 to 41 young
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 28th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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