Bothrops microphthalmus

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Bothrops microphthalmus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothrops
Species: B. microphthalmus
Binomial name
Bothrops microphthalmus
Cope, 1875
  • Bothrops microphthalmus Cope, 1875
  • Lachesis microphthalmus
    Boulenger, 1896
  • Lachesis pleuroxanthus Boulenger, 1912
  • Porthidium microphthalmum — Schätti & Kramer, 1993
  • Bothrops microphthalmus
    — Welch, 1994
  • Bothrocophias microphthalmus
    — Gutberlet & Campbell, 2001
  • Bothrops microphthalmus
    — Lehr et al., 2002[1]

Bothrops microphthalmus, or the small-eyed toad-headed pitviper, is a species of venomous snake in the family Viperidae.[2] The species is endemic to northwestern South America.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

B. microphthalmus is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia (countries listed from north to south).

The type locality is "between Balsa Puerto and Moyabamba, Peru".[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bothrocophias microphthalmus ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: 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]

  • Cope ED. 1875. "Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon, and Western Peru". J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia (2) 8: 159-183. (Bothrops microphthalmus, new species, pp. 182–183).