Species of Thailand
Gumprecht’s pit viper
Thai: งูเขียวไผ่, ngu khieow phai
Binomial name: Trimeresurus gumprechti, Patrick David & Gernot Vogel, Olivier S.G. Pauwels & Nicolas Vidal, 2002
Trimeresurus gumprechti (Gumprecht's green pitviper) is a species of venomous pitviper endemic to Asia.
T. gumprechti is found in parts of China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
T. gumprechti was described as a new species in 2002 by:
- Dr. Patrick David of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle,
- Dr. Gernot Vogel of the Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology,
- Dr. Olivier S. G. Pauwels of the Smithsonian Institution,
- Dr. Nicolas Vidal of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle.
T. gumprechti is strikingly bright green in color. A photo of this arboreal snake was chosen as the cover image of a 2008 report published by the World Wildlife Fund called "First Contact in the Greater Mekong - new species discoveries".
The specific name, gumprechti, is in honor of German herpetologist Andreas Gumprecht.
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- Trimeresurus gumprechti
- Gumprecht’s pit viper
- Gumprecht’s green pit viper
- Thai: งูเขียวไผ่, ngu khieow phai
- Viridovipera gumprechti, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
- Viridovipera gumprechti, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
- Trimeresurus (Viridovipera) gumprechti, Patrick David et al. (2011)
- Viridovipera gumprechti, Dawson et al. (2008)
- Trimeresurus gumprechti, Andreas Gumprecht et al. (2004)
- Viridovipera gumprechti, Anita Malhotra & Roger Stephen Thorpe (2004)
- Trimeresurus gumprechti, Patrick David & Gernot Vogel, Olivier S.G. Pauwels & Nicolas Vidal (2002)
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Range map of Trimeresurus gumprechti in Thailand
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