Bothriopsis peruviana

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Bothriopsis peruviana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothriopsis
Species: B. peruviana
Binomial name
Bothriopsis peruviana
(Boulenger, 1903)
  • Lachesis peruvianus - Boulenger, 1903
  • Bothrops peruviana - Amaral, 1930
  • Bothrops peruvianus - Peters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970
  • Bothriopsis peruviana - Campbell & Lamar, 1989[1]
Common names: (none).

Bothriopsis peruviana is a venomous pitviper species found in Peru. No subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in southeastern Peru. The type locality given is "La Oroya, Carabaya, southeastern Peru."[1]


Campbell & Lamar (2004) includes this name in the synonymy of B. oligolepis.[3]

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 peruviana". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 August 2008. 
  3. ^ 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.