Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus (Gray, 1832)

Etymology: Define according to the purplish spots described by Gray in 1832. The holotype comes from Singapore.

asian-pitvipers | Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus - Crédit: Guglielmo Soriente
Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus – Crédit: Guglielmo Soriente

Details

  • Upper lip: Olive, brown or dark brown
  • Facial line: Olive, brown or dark brown
  • Body line: Yellow, sometimes lined or spotted with black
  • Lip and chin: Olive, brown or dark brown
  • Tail: Olive, brown or dark brown
  • Body: Olive, brown or dark brown
  • Ventral: whitish, greenish or brown, uniform or spotted with brown;
  • Reproduction: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: long papilloses

Distribution

Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand

Medias

  • Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus - Credit: David Frohlich
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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.

Ismail, A. K. (2015). Snakebite and envenomation management in Malaysia. Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa, 71-102.