Parias flavomaculatus (Gray, 1842)

Etymology: From Latin, flavus and maculatus (speckled), describing the speckled coloration of yellow of this species. The holotype comes from Batan’s island, in the Philippines.

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Parias flavomaculatus

Details

  • Top lip : green with red or orange speckles, sometimes brown
  • Facial line : green with red or orange speckles, sometimes brown
  • Body line : green with red or orange speckles, sometimes brown
  • Lips and chin : green with red or orange speckles, sometimes brown
  • Tail : brownish
  • Body : green with red or orange speckles, sometimes brown
  • Ventral : yellow or white
  • Breeding : oviparous
  • Hemipenes: long papillose

Distribution

Endemic of the Philippines

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.