Trimeresurus macrops (Eugen Kramer, 1977)

Etymology: comes from the Greek “macro-” which means big, and “ops” which means eye. Refers to the width of the eyes. The typical locality is Bangkok (Thailand).

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Trimeresurus macrops – Credit: Hiren Khatri

Details

  • Upper lip: blue-green
  • Facial line: starts under the eye, blue or white
  • Body line: white or blue
  • Lip and chin: white-blue
  • Tail: gray-brown, sometimes with purplish
  • Body: light green
  • Ventral: gray-brown on the top of the tail
  • Breeding: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: long papillose

Distribution

Found from Southeast Asia to Northern Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and South Vietnam

Medias

  • Trimeresurus macrops - Kaeng Krachan National Park (Thailande) - Credit: David Frohlich
    Trimeresurus macrops - Kaeng Krachan National Park (Thailande) - Credit: David Frohlich

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.