Bothriechis marchi

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Bothriechis marchi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothriechis
Species: B. marchi
Binomial name
Bothriechis marchi
(Barbour & Loveridge, 1929)
  • Bothrops nigroviridis marchi Barbour & Loveridge, 1929
  • Trimeresurus nigroviridis marchi Clark & Inger, 1942
  • Bothrops nigroviridis marchii Peters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970
  • Bothriechis nigroviridis marchi Hoge & Romano-Hoge, 1983
  • [Bothrops nigroviridis] marchi Wilson & Meyer, 1982
  • Bothriechis aurifer marchi Burger, 1985
  • Bothriechis marchi Campbell & Lamar, 1989[2]
Common names: Honduran palm-pitviper.[3]

Bothriechis marchi is a venomous pitviper species found in Central America. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]


Adults often grow to more than 80 centimetres (31 in) in length. The largest specimen on record was 96.8 centimetres (38.1 in). Green and relatively slender with a prehensile tail.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

Found on the Atlantic versant of northwestern Honduras and eastern Guatemala. Occurs in mesic forest at elevations of 500–1,500 metres (1,600–4,900 ft) altitude. The type locality given is "the Gold Mines at Quimistan [probably El Oro, Municipio de Quimistán, in the Sierra de Espíritu Santo to the northwest of the town of Quimistán], [Departamento de] Santa Barbara, Honduras Republic."[2]

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 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. ^ "Bothriechis marchi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 September 2007. 

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