Atropoides picadoi

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Atropoides picadoi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Atropoides
Species: A. picadoi
Binomial name
Atropoides picadoi
(Dunn, 1939)
Common names: Picado's jumping pitviper.[3]

Atropoides picadoi is a venomous pitviper species found in Central America. No subspecies are currently recognised.[4]


The specific name, picadoi, is in honor of Costa Rican herpetologist Clodomiro Picado Twight.[5]


Adults of A. picadoi commonly reach a total length (including tail) of 75–95 cm (2.46–3.12 ft) with a maximum of 120.2 cm (3.94 ft). A. picadoi is extremely stout, though not quite so much as A. nummifer mexicanus.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

A. picadoi is found in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama at 50–1,500 m (160–4,920 ft) altitude. Its geographic range 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".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Atropoides picadoi ".
  2. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  3. ^ a b Campbell JA, Lamar WW (2004). The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. 2 volumes. Ithaca and London: Comstock Publishing Associates. 870 pp., 1500 plates. ISBN 0-8014-4141-2.
  4. ^ "Atropoides picadoi ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 September 2007. 
  5. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Atropoides picadoi, p. 207).

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