Trimeresurus venustus (Vogel, 1991)

Etymology: Means “beautiful”.

asian-pitvipers | Trimeresurus venustus - Credit: Domokos Tòth
asian-pitvipers | Trimeresurus venustus – Credit: Domokos Tòth

Details

  • Upper lip: green and brown spotted / irregular brown
  • Facial line: green and brown spotted / irregular brown
  • Body line: green and brown spotted / irregular brown, white line in males
  • Lip and chin: green and brown spotted / irregular brown
  • Tail: Brownish
  • Body: Green and brown spotted / irregular brown
  • Ventral: greenish or whitish
  • Reproduction: viviparous
  • Hemipenis: long papillosis

Distribution

Endemic to Thailand (south)

Medias

  • Trimeresurus venustus - Credit: Amandine Aué
    Trimeresurus venustus - Credit: Amandine Aué

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.