Craspedocephalus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)

Etymology: in reference to the grass’s color

asian-pitvipers | Craspedocephalus gramineus
Craspedocephalus gramineus – Credit: Hiren Khatri

Details

  • Top lip : yellow
  • Facial line : none
  • Body line : none
  • Lips and chin : yellow
  • Tail : yellow
  • Body : green-yellow, sometimes with brown or black speckles
  • Ventral : white or pale yellow
  • Breeding : viviparous
  • Hemepenes: 1 spinose

Distribution

India, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, South of China, Philipines

Medias

  • Craspedocephalus gramineus - Credit: Sushil Chikane
    Craspedocephalus gramineus - Credit: Sushil Chikane

Sources:

Malhotra, A., & Thorpe, R. S. (2004). A phylogeny of four mitochondrial gene regions suggests a revised taxonomy for Asian pitvipers (Trimeresurus and Ovophis). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 32(1), 83-100.