Cerrophidion godmani

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Cerrophidion godmani
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Cerrophidion
Species: C. godmani
Binomial name
Cerrophidion godmani
(Günther, 1863)
  • Bothriechis Godmanni
    Günther, 1863
  • Bothrops Brammianus
    Bocourt, 1868
  • Bothriopsis godmannii
    Cope, 1871
  • Bothrops (Bothriopsis) Godmanii
    F. Müller, 1877
  • Bothriopsis Godmanii
    F. Müller, 1877
  • Bothrops Godmani
    — F. Müller, 1878
  • Bothriechis scutigera
    Fischer, 1880
  • Bothriechis trianguligera
    Fischer, 1883
  • Bothriopsis godmani
    — Cope, 1887
  • Bothriopsis scutigera
    — Cope, 1887
  • Bothriopsis trianguligera
    — Cope, 1887
  • Bothriechis godmani
    — Günther, 1895
  • Lachesis godmani
    Boulenger, 1896
  • Trimeresurus godmani
    Mocquard, 1909
  • Bothrops godmani
    Barbour & Loveridge, 1929
  • [Bothrops] godmanni
    Amaral, 1944
  • Bothrops godmanni
    Hoge, 1966
  • Porthidium godmani
    Campbell & Lamar, 1989
  • Cerrophidion godmani
    — Campbell & Lamar, 1992
Common names: Godman's montane pitviper,[2] Godman's pit viper.[3]

Cerrophidion godmani is a venomous pit viper species endemic to Mexico and Central America. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]


The specific name, godmani, is in honor of English zoologist Frederick DuCane Godman.[5]


Terrestrial and moderately stout, adults of C. godmani are usually less than 55 cm (21.5 in) in total length, but sometimes grow to more than 75 cm (30 in).[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Cerrophidion godmani is found in Mexico in the Mexican states of Chiapas and southeastern Oaxaca, through Central America, to western Panama, at moderate to high elevations. The type locality given is "near Dueñas and on the other parts of the tableland of Guatemala".[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. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b Campbell JA, Lamar WW (2004). The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. 2 volumes. Ithaca and London: Comstock Publishing Associates. 870 pp. 1,500 plates. ISBN 0-8014-4141-2.
  3. ^ Mehrtens JM (1987). Living Snakes of the World in Color. New York: Sterling Publishers. 480 pp. ISBN 0-8069-6460-X.
  4. ^ "Cerrophidion godmani ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 September 2007. 
  5. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Cerrophidion godmani, p. 102).

Further reading[edit]

  • Günther A (1863). "Third Account of new Species of Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Third Series 12: 348-365. ("Bothriechis Godmanni", new species, pp. 364-365 + Plate VI, Figure G).

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