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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.

Geographic range

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

Taxonomy

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.

Description

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".

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)
  • 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)

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)

Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)

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Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, adult)

Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, adult)

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Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, subadult)

Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, subadult)

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Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)

Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)

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Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)

Trimeresurus gumprechti (female)

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Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, juvenile)

Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, juvenile)

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Trimeresurus gumprechti (male, juvenile)

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Range map of Trimeresurus gumprechti in Thailand

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