Parias sumatranus (Raffles, 1822)

Etymology: named according to its place of discovery

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  • Upper lip: pale green, white or blue
  • Facial line: light green, white or blue
  • Body line: white
  • Lip and chin: pale green
  • Tail: red
  • Body: greenish-yellowish alternating with black stripe
  • Ventral: white
  • Reproduction: oviparous
  • Hemipenes: long papillosis


Borneo, India, Malaysia, Thailand


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.