Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus

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Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus
Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus (Yasuni).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothriopsis
Species: B. bilineata
Subspecies: B. b. smaragdinus
Trinomial name
Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus
(Hoge, 1966)
Synonyms
  • Bothrops bilineatus smaragdinus - Hoge, 1966
  • Bothriopsis bilineatus smaragdina - Campbell & Lamar, 1989
  • B[othriechis]. bilineata smaragdina - Schätti, Kramer & Touzet, 1990
  • Bothriechis bilineatus smaragdinus - Schätti & Kramer, 1993 [1]
Common names: (Two-striped forest pitviper).

Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus is a venomous pitviper subspecies[2] found in the northern and western Amazon region of South America.

Description[edit]

Same as for B. b. bilineata, except that it lacks any dark vertical stripes on the supralabial scales and its green dorsal ground color is only patterned only with a peppering of black specks (no tan or reddish brown spots present).[3]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in South America in the Amazon regions of Colombia, southern Venezuela, northern and western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.[3] The type locality given is "upper Purús river, State Amazonas, Brasil."[1]

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References[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. ^ "Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  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.

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