Trimeresurus fasciatus

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Trimeresurus fasciatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Trimeresurus
Species: T. fasciatus
Binomial name
Trimeresurus fasciatus
(Boulenger, 1896)
  • Lachesis fasciatus
    Boulenger, 1896
  • Trimeresurus gramineus fasciatus Dunn, 1927
  • [Trimeresurus] fasciatus
    – Maslin, 1924[1]
  • Cryptelytrops fasciatus
    – Malhotra & Thorpe, 2004
  • Trimeresurus (Trimeresurus) fasciatus – David et al., 2011[2]
Common names: banded pitviper,[3] banded tree viper.[4]

Trimeresurus fasciatus is a venomous pit viper species endemic to Djampea Island, Indonesia. No subspecies are currently recognized.[5]


Scalation includes 21 rows of dorsal scales at midbody, 158-160/159-163 ventral scales in males/females, 63-65/61 subcaudal scales, and 9 or 10 (less frequently 11) supralabial scales.[3]

The type specimen is 45.5 cm (17.9 in) in total length, which includes a tail 8 cm (3.1 in) long.[6]

Geographic range[edit]

It is found only on Djampea Island, Indonesia. The type locality given is "Jampea Island" (Djampea, Indonesia). The catalogue entry at the British Museum of Natural History lists the type locality as "Jampea Id., between Celebes and Flores".[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. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Brown JH. 1973. Toxicology and Pharmacology of Venoms from Poisonous Snakes. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas. 184 pp. LCCCN 73-229. ISBN 0-398-02808-7.
  5. ^ "Trimeresurus fasciatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  6. ^ Boulenger. 1896. p. 64.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Descriptions of new Reptiles and Batrachians obtained by Mr. Alfred Everett in Celebes and Jampea. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 6, 18: 62-64. (Lachesis fasciatus, pp. 63–64.)

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