(David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
English : Gumprecht’s green pitviper
French : Crotale des bambous de Gumprecht
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Viperidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow up to 130 cm in length. Large triangular head with flat snout. Green with red or yellow eyes. Males have bright red band on side of head and flanks. Thin white band below red on face, above red on flanks. Black skin.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South-east Asia, from eastern Bangladesh to central Myanmar, northern Thailand, Vietnam and Hainan island. Lives in submontane tropical forests, sometimes in bushes near villages, to 1600 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is still locally common but is very likely declining globally because of habitat loss and locally overtrapping for international trade.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known