Viridovipera yunnanensis (Schmidt, 1925)

Etymology: named after its place of life (Yunnan – Chinese province). China Holotype.

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Details

  • Upper lip: green
  • Facial line: rare. starts behind the eye.
  • Body line: pale green, whitish.
  • Lip and chin: pale green, whitish.
  • Queue red-brown
  • Body: light green
  • Ventral: green in females, green with reddish-white spots in males.
  • Reproduction: viviparous
  • Hemipenes: 1 spinose

Distribution

In Yunnan Province, as well as south of Sichuan.

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.

Guo, P., & Zhao, E. M. (2006). Comparison of skull morphology in nine Asian pit vipers (Serpentes: Crotalinae). The Herpetological Journal, 16(3), 305-313.