Trimeresurus albolabris insularis

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Trimeresurus albolabris insularis
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Trimeresurus
Species: T. albolabris
Subspecies: T. a. insularis
Trinomial name
Trimeresurus albolabris insularis
Kramer, 1977
  • Trimeresurus albolabris insularis Kramer, 1977[2]
  • Cryptelytrops insularis
    – Malhotra & Thorpe, 2004
  • Trimeresurus (Trimeresurus) insularis – David et al., 2011[3]
Common names: white-lipped island pit viper,[4] Lesser Sunda pit viper,[5] Sunda Island pit viper[6]

Trimeresurus albolabris insularis is a venomous pit viper subspecies[7] found in Indonesia and East Timor.[1][3]


The scalation includes 21 rows of dorsal scales at midbody, 156-164/156-167 ventral scales in males/females, 70-75/54-59 subcaudal scales in males/females, and 7-12 supralabial scales.[4]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in Indonesia on eastern Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Adonara, Lembata, Pantar, Alor, Roti, Semau, Timor, Wetar, Kisar and Romang. The type locality given is "Soe, Timor".[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Auliya, M. (2010). "Cryptelytrops insularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ a b c Trimeresurus insularis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b Gumprecht A, Tillack F, Orlov NL, Captain A, Ryabov S. 2004. Asian Pitvipers. GeitjeBooks. Berlin. 1st Edition. 368 pp. ISBN 3-937975-00-4.
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  7. ^ "Trimeresurus albolabris insularis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 August 2008. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kramer, E. 1977. Zur Schlangenfauna Nepals. Rev. suisse Zool. 84 (3): 721-761. (Trimeresurus albolabris insularis, p. 755.)