Popeia fucatus (Vogel, David & Pauwels, 2004)

Etymology: fucatus – “paint” or “make-up”, in reference to the red and white lines present on male

asian-pitvipers | Popeia fucatus
Popeia fucatus – credit: Matthieu Berroneau (visiter his website)

Details

  • Top lip : yellow
  • Facial line : none
  • Body line : red and white
  • Lips and chin : yellow
  • Tail : red
  • Body : solid green
  • Ventral : green yellowish
  • Breeding : viviparous
  • hemipenes: 2 spinoses

Further information

Reproductive organs

Popeia fucatus hemipenis (Vogel, G., David, P., & Pauwels, O. S. (2004))
Popeia fucatus hemipenis (Vogel, G., David, P., & Pauwels, O. S. (2004))

Distribution

Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand

Medias

  • (Mâle) Popeia fucatus - Credit: Clément Carbillet
    (Mâle) Popeia fucatus - Credit: Clément Carbillet

Sources

Vogel, G., David, P., & Pauwels, O. S. (2004). A review of morphological variation in Trimeresurus popeiorum (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae), with the description of two new species. Zootaxa, 727(1), 1-63.