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Gumprecht's pit viper

In Thai: งูเขียวไผ่, ngu khieow phai

Binomial name: Trimeresurus gumprechti, Patrick David & Gernot Vogel, Olivier S.G. Pauwels & Nicolas Vidal, 2002

Trimeresurus gumprechti, known commonly as Gumprecht's green pitviper, is a species of venomous pitviper in the family Viperidae. The species is endemic to Asia.

Geographic range

Trimeresurus gumprechti is found in parts of China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Taxonomy

Trimeresurus 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.

Description

Trimeresurus 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". Adults may attain a total length (including tail) of 1.3 m.

Reproduction

Trimeresurus gumprechti is viviparous.

Etymology

The specific name, gumprechti, is in honor of German herpetologist Andreas Gumprecht.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Viperidae
Genus
Trimeresurus
Species
Trimeresurus gumprechti

Common names

  • English:
    • Gumprecht’s pit viper
    • Gumprecht’s green pit viper
  • Thai: งูเขียวไผ่, ngu khieow phai

Synonyms

  • 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)
  • Viridovipera gumprechti, Anita Malhotra & Roger Stephen Thorpe (2004)
  • Trimeresurus gumprechti, Andreas Gumprecht et al. (2004)
  • Trimeresurus gumprechti, Patrick David & Gernot Vogel, Olivier S.G. Pauwels & Nicolas Vidal (2002)

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  • Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)
  • Trimeresurus gumprechti
  • Trimeresurus gumprechti (male)
  • Trimeresurus gumprechti (male)
  • Trimeresurus gumprechti (juvenile, male)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)
Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, adult)
Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, subadult)
Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)
Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)
Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, juvenile)
Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, juvenile)

Range Map

Range map of Trimeresurus gumprechti in Thailand