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)
  • 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.


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]

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. ^ "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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