Bothrops colombianus

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Bothrops colombianus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothrops
Species: B. colombianus
Binomial name
Bothrops colombianus
Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940
Synonyms
  • Bothrops microphthalmus colombianus
    Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940
  • Trimeresurus microphthalmus
    Schmidt & Walker, 1943
  • Porthidium colombianum
    – Golay, et al., 1993
  • Bothrops colombianus
    – McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré, 1999
  • Bothrocophias colombianus
    – Campbell & Lamar, 2004[1]

Bothrops colombianus, commonly known as the Colombian toad-headed pitviper, is a species of venomous snake in the family Viperidae.[2] It is endemic to South America.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in western Colombia in the departments of Antioquia and Cauca.[1]

Description[edit]

In coloration and pattern Bothrops colombianus closely resembles its North American "cousin" Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen, commonly known as the northern copperhead.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ "Bothrops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 November 2006. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rendahl, H., and G. Vestergren. Notes on Colombian Snakes. Arkiv för Zoologi 33 (5): 1-16. (Bothrops microphthalmus colombianus, p. 15.)