Craspedocephalus trigonocephalus (Donndorff, 1798)

Etymology:  comes from the Greek, named due to the triangular appearance of the head.

Craspedocephalus trigonocephalus – Credit: Léa Pierrefitte

Details

  • Upper lip: green-yellow, green or turquoise (mostly males), sometimes speckled with black (especially in a humid environment)
  • Facial line: absent
  • Body line: absent
  • Lip and chin: green-yellow, green or turquoise (mostly males), sometimes speckled with black (especially in a humid environment)
  • Tail: Green-yellow, green or turquoise (mostly males), sometimes speckled with black (especially in a humid environment), the tip is a lure.
  • Body: green-yellow, green or turquoise (mostly males), sometimes speckled with black (especially in a humid environment)
  • Ventral: white
  • Reproduction: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: 1 spinose

Distribution

Endemic to Sri Lanka

Medias

  • Craspedocephalus trigonocephalus - Sri Lanka - Credit: Clément Carbillet
    Craspedocephalus trigonocephalus - Sri Lanka - Credit: Clément Carbillet

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.