Atropoides picadoi

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Atropoides picadoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Crotalinae
Genus: Atropoides
Species: A. picadoi
Binomial name
Atropoides picadoi
(Dunn, 1939)
  • Trimeresurus nummifer - Dunn, 1939
  • Bothrops picadoi - H.M. Smith & Taylor, 1945
  • Porthidium picadoi - Campbell & Lamar, 1989
  • A[tropoides]. picadoi - Werman, 1992[1]
Common names: Picado's jumping pitviper.[2]

Atropoides picadoi is a venomous pitviper species found in Central America. No subspecies are currently recognised.[3]


Adults commonly reach 75-95 cm in length with a maximum of 120.2 cm. Extremely stout, though not quite so much as A. n. mexicanus.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama at 50-1500 m altitude. This includes the Cordillera de Tilarán, the Cordillera Central and the Cordillera de Talamanca. The type locality given is "La Palma, [San José Province], Costa Rica, 4500 feet."[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b Campbell JA, Lamar WW. 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. 2 volumes. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca and London. 870 pp. 1500 plates. ISBN 0-8014-4141-2.
  3. ^ "Atropoides picadoi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 September 2007. 

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