Cerrophidion godmani

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Cerrophidion godmani
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Cerrophidion
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

Cerrophidion godmani is a venomous pit viper species found in southern Mexico and Guatemala.[2] No subspecies are currently recognized.[2][3] It is also known as the Godman's montane pit viper[2][4] or the Godman's pit viper.[5]


The specific name, godmani, is in honor of English zoologist Frederick DuCane Godman.[6]


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).[4]

Geographic range[edit]

Cerrophidion godmani is found in Mexico in the Mexican states of Chiapas and southeastern Oaxaca and in Guatemala. Populations from south of Guatemala are now assigned to a new species, Cerrophidion sasai .[2] 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 c d Cerrophidion godmani at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Cerrophidion godmani ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Mehrtens JM (1987). Living Snakes of the World in Color. New York: Sterling Publishers. 480 pp. ISBN 0-8069-6460-X.
  6. ^ 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).