Trimeresurus brongersmai

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Brongersma's pit viper
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Trimeresurus
Species: T. brongersmai
Binomial name
Trimeresurus brongersmai
Hoge, 1969
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  • Trimeresurus brongersmai Hoge, 1969[2]
  • Trimeresurus (Craspedocephalus) brongersmai
    David et al., 2011[3]

Trimeresurus brongersmai (Brongersma's pit viper)[4] is a venomous pit viper species endemic to Indonesia on the island of Simalur. No subspecies are currently recognized.[5]


The specific name, brongersmai, is in honor of Dutch herpetologist Leo Brongersma.[6]


Scalation includes 19 (or 21) rows of dorsal scales at midbody, 136-150 ventral scales, 41-48 divided subcaudal scales, and 9-10 supralabial scales.[4]

Geographic range[edit]

T. brongersmai is found in Indonesia on the island of Simalur.

The type locality given is "Lugu, Simalur, Sumatra" (Lugu, Simalur Island off west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vogel, G.; Iskandar, D. (2012). "Trimeresurus brongersmai". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T178541A1538501. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T178541A1538501.en. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ The Reptile Database.
  4. ^ a b Gumprecht A, Tillack F, Orlov NL, Captain A, Ryabov S. 2004. Asian Pitvipers. First Edition. Berlin: GeitjeBooks. 368 pp. ISBN 3-937975-00-4.
  5. ^ "Trimeresurus brongersmai ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  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. (Trimeresurus brongersmai, p. 39).

Further reading[edit]

  • David P, Vogel G, Dubois A. 2011. On the need to follow rigorously the Rules of the Code for the subsequent designation of a nucleospecies (type species) for a nominal genus which lacked one: the case of the nominal genus Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 (Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae). Zootaxa 2992: 1-51.
  • Hoge AR. 1969. "Um novo Trimeresurus de Simalur, Sumatra (Serpentes: Viperidae)". Ciência e Cultura, São Paulo 21 (2): 459-460. (Trimeresurus brongersmai, new species). (in Portuguese).

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