Atropoides nummifer mexicanus

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Atropoides nummifer mexicanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Atropoides
Species: A. nummifer
Subspecies: A. n. mexicanus
Trinomial name
Atropoides nummifer mexicanus
(A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854)
  • Atropos Mexicanus A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854
  • Bothriechis mexicanus Cope, 1861
  • Bothriopsis mexicanus – Cope, 1871
  • Bothriechis nummifera var. notata Fischer, 1880
  • Bothrops mexicanus F. Müller, 1880
  • Teleuraspis mexicanus – Cope, 1887
  • Bothrops nummifer mexicanus
    Mertens, 1952
  • Porthidium nummifer mexicanum
    Campbell & Lamar, 1989
  • Atropoides nummifer mexicana
    – Campbell & Brodie, 1992[2]
Common names: Central American jumping pitviper.[3]

Atropoides nummifer mexicanus is a venomous pitviper subspecies[4] endemic to Mexico and Central America.


A. n. mexicanus, Dominical, Costa Rica.

Adults grow to an average of 50–70 cm (about 20-28 inches) in total length. The maximum total length is 86.7 cm (34 18 in) for males and 97.9 cm (38 12 in) for females. The body is extremely stout.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

Central American jumping pitviper. Mano de piedra. (Atropoides nummifer mexicanus)

Found in the Atlantic drainage from Mexico (in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas) south to the Canal Zone in Panama, both slopes of Costa Rica and Panama. Occurs at elevations of 40–1,600 m (130–5,250 ft).[3] The type locality given is "Coban, capitale de la province de la Véra-Paz, (République de Guatemala, Amérique centrale)" (Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala).[2]


Regarded as a full species, Atropoides mexicanus, by Campbell and Lamar (2004).[3]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ a b c d 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.
  4. ^ "Atropoides nummifer mexicanus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 

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