Craspedocephalus puniceus (Kuhl, 1824)

Etymology: puniceus- “Purple, red”

asian-pitvipers | Craspedocephalus puniceus - Crédit: Guglielmo Soriente
Craspedocephalus puniceus – Crédit: Guglielmo Soriente

Details

  • Upper lip: yellow
  • Facial line: beige
  • Body line: absent
  • Lip and chin: gray
  • Tail: beige and black
  • Body: red or yellow brown
  • Ventral: yellow
  • Reproduction: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: 2 spinoses

Distribution

Indonesia

Medias

  • asian-pitvipers | Craspedocephalus puniceus - Crédit: Guglielmo Soriente
    asian-pitvipers | Craspedocephalus puniceus - Crédit: Guglielmo Soriente

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.