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Asian Pit Vipers

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( This post was last modified: 09-23-2017, 12:43 AM by Ngala )

"Pit Vipers" is a common name to refer to the subfamily Crotalinae, that count 18 genera and more than 150 species. Seven of this genera is present in Asia:

Calloselasma (1 species)
- Calloselasma rhodostoma

Deinagkistrodon (1 species) 
-Deinagkistrodon acutus

Gloydius (10 species): 
-Gloydius blomhoffii
-Gloydius halys
-Gloydius himalayanus
-Gloydius intermedius
-Gloydius monticola
-Gloydius saxatilis
-Gloydius shedaoensis
-Gloydius strauchi
-Gloydius tsushimaensis
-Gloydius ussuriensis

Hypnale (3 species)
-Hypnale hypnale 
-Hypnale nepa
-Hypnale zara

Ovophis (3 species)
-Ovophis chaseni
-Ovophis monticola
-Ovophis okinavensis

Trimeresurus (47 species)
-Trimeresurus albolabris
-Trimeresurus andersoni
-Trimeresurus barati
-Trimeresurus borneensis
-Trimeresurus brongersmai
-Trimeresurus cantori
-Trimeresurus cornutus
-Trimeresurus elegans
-Trimeresurus erythrurus
-Trimeresurus fasciatus
-Trimeresurus flavomaculatus
-Trimeresurus flavoviridis
-Trimeresurus fucatus
-Trimeresurus gracilis
-Trimeresurus gramineus
-Trimeresurus hageni
-Trimeresurus insularis
-Trimeresurus jerdonii
-Trimeresurus kanburiensis
-Trimeresurus karanshahi
-Trimeresurus kaulbacki
-Trimeresurus labialis
-Trimeresurus macrolepis
-Trimeresurus macrops
-Trimeresurus malabaricus ✓
-Trimeresurus malcomi
-Trimeresurus mangshanensis
-Trimeresurus medoensis
-Trimeresurus monticola
-Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus
-Trimeresurus mutabilis
-Trimeresurus nebularis
-Trimeresurus popeorum
-Trimeresurus puniceus
-Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus
-Trimeresurus sabahi
-Trimeresurus schultzei
-Trimeresurus stejnegeri 
-Trimeresurus strigatus
-Trimeresurus sumatranus
-Trimeresurus tibetanus
-Trimeresurus tokarensis
-Trimeresurus trigonocephalus
-Trimeresurus truongsonoensis
-Trimeresurus venustus
-Trimeresurus wiroti
-Trimeresurus xiangchengensis

Tropidolaemus (4 species)
-Tropidolaemus huttoni 
-Tropidolaemus laticinctus
-Tropidolaemus subannulatus ✓
-Tropidolaemus wagleri

Share photos, videos, data and all information about these vipers (is important to add the name of the species).

*Many species are absent, so i add and update the species list when i found them.
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From Orion Herp Adventure Travel
"Male Bornean Keeled Pitviper (Tropidolaemus subannulatus) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo."

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Photo and information credits: Soumendra Mukhopadhyay
** Malabar Pit viper **
Trimeresurus malabaricus, commonly known as Malabar pit viper, rock viper or Malabar rock pit viper is a venomous pit viper species endemic to southwestern India. No subspecies are currently recognized.


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(09-22-2017, 11:55 PM)Ngala Wrote: "Pit Vipers" is a common name to refer to the subfamily Crotalinae, that count 18 genera and more than 150 species. Seven of this genera is present in Asia:

Calloselasma (1 species)
- Calloselasma rhodostoma

Deinagkistrodon (1 species) 
-Deinagkistrodon acutus

Gloydius (10 species): 
-Gloydius blomhoffii
-Gloydius halys
-Gloydius himalayanus
-Gloydius intermedius
-Gloydius monticola
-Gloydius saxatilis
-Gloydius shedaoensis
-Gloydius strauchi
-Gloydius tsushimaensis
-Gloydius ussuriensis

Hypnale (3 species)
-Hypnale hypnale 
-Hypnale nepa
-Hypnale zara

Ovophis (3 species)
-Ovophis chaseni
-Ovophis monticola
-Ovophis okinavensis

Trimeresurus (38 species)
-Trimeresurus albolabris
-Trimeresurus borneensis
-Trimeresurus brongersmai
-Trimeresurus cantori
-Trimeresurus cornutus
-Trimeresurus elegans
-Trimeresurus erythrurus
-Trimeresurus fasciatus
-Trimeresurus flavomaculatus
-Trimeresurus flavoviridis
-Trimeresurus gracilis
-Trimeresurus gramineus
-Trimeresurus hageni
-Trimeresurus jerdonii
-Trimeresurus kanburiensis
-Trimeresurus karanshahi
-Trimeresurus kaulbacki
-Trimeresurus labialis
-Trimeresurus macrolepis
-Trimeresurus macrops
-Trimeresurus malabaricus ✓
-Trimeresurus malcomi
-Trimeresurus mangshanensis
-Trimeresurus medoensis
-Trimeresurus monticola
-Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus
-Trimeresurus mutabilis
-Trimeresurus popeorum
-Trimeresurus puniceus
-Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus
-Trimeresurus schultzei
-Trimeresurus stejnegeri
-Trimeresurus strigatus
-Trimeresurus sumatranus
-Trimeresurus tibetanus
-Trimeresurus tokarensis
-Trimeresurus trigonocephalus
-Trimeresurus xiangchengensis

Tropidolaemus (4 species)
-Tropidolaemus huttoni 
-Tropidolaemus laticinctus
-Tropidolaemus subannulatus ✓
-Tropidolaemus wagleri

Share photos, videos, data and all information about these vipers (is important to add the name of the species).

*Many species are absent, so i add and update the species list when i found them.
@Ngala

Great to see this new section of Asian Pit Vipers
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Photo and information credits: Bernhard Schubert - Nature Photography
"Back in 2015 I already found a Mangrove pitviper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) in Trang. It was a worm-sized brown juvenile. (look i the comments section)
BUT this time, 2017, we found a big incredibly beautiful 87cm individual in the mangroves of Krabi. 4hours of searching totally payed off for this shot"


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Photo and information credits: Konrad Mebert
"magnificient male Gumprecht's Green Pitviper (Trimeresurus gumprechti)" from Hoàng Liên National Park, Vietnam.

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(10-06-2017, 08:18 PM)Ngala Wrote: Photo and information credits: Konrad Mebert
"magnificient male Gumprecht's Green Pitviper (Trimeresurus gumprechti)" from Hoàng Liên National Park, Vietnam.

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Beautiful snake
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( This post was last modified: 10-18-2017, 11:34 PM by Ngala )

Photo and information credits: Wild Angles with MEVAN
Sri Lankan green pit-viper- Trimeresurus trigonocephalus
moderately venomous pitviper species endemic to Sri Lanka.
It is arboreal and nocturnal, occasionally descending to the ground in search of food in the form of lizards, frogs, small mammals and birds. This sluggish pitviper is usually encountered on low shrubs during morning hours, However mostly occupies in grasslands and rain forests.

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( This post was last modified: 10-28-2017, 01:19 PM by Ngala )

Photo and information credits: Siddhartha Ghosh Photography
"Malabar Pit Viper(Green Morph): A jewel of the Western Ghats"

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Photo and information credits: Bernhard Schubert - Nature Photography
"Male Siamese peninsular pitviper (Trimeresurus fucatus) from my this years trip to SE Asia." From Frasers Hill, Pahang, Malaysia.

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@Ngala : I would have never believed that some vipers could be so beautiful. With some such amazing colors... I had in mind the vision of european and african vipers. Quite astonished !
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Dear @Spalea, I'm glad that someone appreciates these reptiles. The vipers of the these genus from Asia are incredible. For example, a species from Komodo island, Trimeresurus albolabris insularis, can having a beautiful light blue colour; another species from China, Trimeresurus mangshanensis, have an amazing mimetic pattern, which seems almost fake. 

In Africa, the species of the Atheris genus have also a beautiful colours similar to these Asiatic species.

In Europe, the vipers of the genus Vipera have darker and dull colours, ranging from various shades of gray to brown or reddish, but we have a great number of beautiful chromatic variations (Melanic form, etc.).
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@Ngala :

Being not specialized towards vipers, I only precisely have in mind the most impressive species , viper of Gabon, viper Russell (in Africa), viper Orinoco (basin of the Orinoco) and because I'm french and living in Europa the asp.

All these species of viper have a common point: not to be as colored and beautiful as the species you showed here and I discover now thank to you. So, thank you ! Like
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( This post was last modified: 11-05-2017, 04:48 PM by Ngala )

Photo and information credits: Jasmine Vink
"Red-tailed bamboo pitviper (Trimeresurus erythrurus)"

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@Ngala: I believe that it wouldn't be exaggerated to tell that the Asian continent is the paradise of the vipers (well a paradise... Everywhere the vipers have numerous natural predators). More than 150 species, often magnificently colored...

In fact, the Asian vipers remind me the frogs dendrobates in the Amazonian forest: splendidly colored but deathly dangerous (the tribes extract the curare from these frogs' skin). What do you think about ? Are we in view of a case of parallel development ? Same natural environment (equatorial forests), fragile but very dissuasive animals, their colours hiding a death trap.
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