Large-eyed Pit Viper (Trimeresurus macrops)

Habitat :

HABITAT AND ECOLOGY This ovoviviparous snake occurs in hilly areas, mainly in semi-evergreen forest, sometimes mixed with bamboo forest, and also in agricultural land in very low densities (Inger and Colwell 1977). In occurs in gardens in central Thailand (T. Chan-ard pers. comm. September 2011). This viper is largely arboreal, with most animals being found a couple of metres off the ground, but usually near water. Its prey includes small vertebrates.

Current Status :

This snake occurs in protected areas within its range, although no species-specific conservation measures are in place.


CLASS : Reptilia

ORDER : Squamata

FAMILY : Viperidae

GENUS : Trimeresurus

SPECIES : Large-eyed Pit Viper ((Trimeresurus macrops (formerly as: Cryptelytrops macrops))

Conservation status : Least Concern

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Update : 11 April 2017