Viridovipera vogeli (Patrick David & Olivier S.G. Pauwels & Nicolas Vidal, 2001)

Etymology: named in honor of the German herpetologist Gernot Vogel.

Viridovipera vogeli - Central Vietnam - Credit: Ethan Mann
Viridovipera vogeli – Central Vietnam – Credit: Ethan Mann

Details

  • Upper lip: green “fluo” in females, pale green in males.
  • Facial line: rare. starts behind the eye.
  • Body line: white, sometimes accompanied by red in males, yellow in females.
  • Lip and chin: green “fluo” in females, pale green in males.
  • Tail: gray-brown, sometimes with purplish.
  • Body: light green
  • Ventral: green “fluo” in females, pale green with white spots in males. Blue is present behind the scales
  • Reproduction: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: 1 spinose

Distribution

Found in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Further information

Reproductive organs

Viridovipera vogeli hemipenis - APA David, P., Vidal, N., & Pauwels, O. S. (2001).
Viridovipera vogeli hemipenis – APA David, P., Vidal, N., & Pauwels, O. S. (2001).

Medias

  • Viridovipera vogeli - Central Vietnam - Credit: Ethan Mann
    [:fr]Viridovipera vogeli - Central Vietnam - Credit: Ethan Mann[:]

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.

David, P., Vidal, N., & Pauwels, O. S. (2001). A morphological study of Stejneger’s pitviper Trimeresurus stejnegeri (Serpentes, Viperidae, Crotalinae), with the description of a new species from Thailand. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 8(3), 205-222.

MURPHY, R. W. Testing an alternative capture-analysis-release approach to document the reptile fauna of Hon Ba Nature Reserve, central Vietnam.