Bothriopsis taeniata lichenosa

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Bothriopsis taeniata lichenosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothriopsis
Species: B. taeniata
Subspecies: B. t. lichenosa
Trinomial name
Bothriopsis taeniata lichenosa
(Roze, 1958)
  • Bothrops lichenosa Roze, 1958
  • Bothrops lichenosus
    – Roze, 1966
  • Bothrops castelnaudi lichenosus
    Hoge & Romano-Hoge, 1981
  • B[othriechis]. t[aeniata]. lichenosa
    Campbell & Lamar, 1989
  • Bothriechis taeniatus lichenosus – Golay et al., 1993[1]
Common names: (none).

Bothriopsis taeniata lichenosa is a venomous pitviper subspecies[2] endemic to South America and known only from one locality in Bolívar State, Venezuela.


Same as for B. t. taeniata, except that B. t. lichenosa has fewer ventral scales and fewer subcaudal scales.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in South America and known only from the type locality, which is "Chimantá Tepui, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela".[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ "Bothriopsis taeniata lichenosa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 12 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.

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