Trimeresurus schultzei

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Schultze's pit viper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Crotalinae
Genus: Trimeresurus
Species: T. schultzei
Binomial name
Trimeresurus schultzei
Griffin, 1909
Trimeresurus schultzei distribution.png
  • Trimeresurus schultzei
    Griffin, 1909[2]
  • Parias schultzei
    – Malhotra & Thorpe, 2004
  • Trimeresurus (Parias) schultzei – David et al., 2011[3]
Common names: Schultze's pitviper.[4]

Trimeresurus schultzei is a venomous pitviper species endemic to the Philippines. No subspecies are currently recognized.[5]


The specific name, schultzei, is in honor of "Mr. W. Schultze" who collected the type specimen.


Scalation includes 21 rows of dorsal scales at midbody, 185-194/192-203 ventral scales in males/females, 67-78/66-75 subcaudal scales in males/females, and 9-11 supralabial scales.[4]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in the Philippines on the islands on Palawan and Balabac. The type locality given is "Iwahig, Palawn" (Palawan Island, Philippines).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  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. ^ The Reptile Database.
  4. ^ a b Gumprecht A, Tillack F, Orlov NL, Captain A, Ryabov S. 2004. Asian Pitvipers. Geitje Books. Berlin. 1st Edition. 368 pp. ISBN 3-937975-00-4.
  5. ^ "Trimeresurus schultzei". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 28 July 2008. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Griffin. L.E. 1909. A List of Snakes Found in Palawan. Philippine Journ. Sci. 4: 595-601. ("Trimeresurus schultzei n. sp.", p. 601.)

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