Craspedocephalus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)

Etymology: named in reason of the place of the holotype’s discovery, Malabar, in the West coast of India

asian-pitvipers | Craspedocephalus malabaricus - credit: Vipul Ramauj
Craspedocephalus malabaricus – credit: Vipul Ramauj

Details

  • Top lip : greenish to olive with brown, sometimes orange patterns; brownish for juveniles
  • Facial line : greenish to olive with brown patterns, sometimes orange, brownish for juveniles
  • Body line : greenish to olive with brown patterns, sometimes orange, brownish for juveniles
  • Lips and chin : greenish to olive with brown patterns, sometimes orange, brownish for juveniles
  • Tail : greenish to olive with brown patterns, sometimes orange, brownish for juveniles
  • Body : greenish to olive with brown patterns, sometimes orange, brownish for juveniles
  • Ventral: green to yellow, greyish for juveniles
  • Breeding: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: 2 spinoses

Distribution

Every forests from West coast of India to South of India (The Ghâts)

Medias

  • Craspedocephalus malabaricus - Credit: Sushil Chikane
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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.