Viridovipera medoensis (Zhao, 1977)

Etymology: named according to the place of discovery, Medo Xian.

Viridovipera medoensis - Inde - Crédit: Soham Mukherjee
Viridovipera medoensis – India – Crédit: Soham Mukherjee

Details

  • Upper lip: green
  • Facial line: dark green
  • Body line: red and white
  • Lip and chin: yellow
  • Tail: dark red
  • Body: green
  • Ventrale: yellow or green
  • Reproduction: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: 1 spinose

Distribution

China, India, Myanmar, Tibet

Medias

Viridovipera medoensis - India - Credit: Laura Ruysseveldt
Viridovipera medoensis – India – Credit: Laura Ruysseveldt

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.