Species of Thailand

Beautiful pit viper

Trimeresurus venustus, Gernot Vogel, 1991

(In Thai: งูหางแฮ่มใต้, ngu hang haem dtai)

Trimeresurus venustus is a venomous pitviper species endemic to southern Thailand. Its common names include beautiful pit viper and brown-spotted pit viper.

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Scientific classification

Trimeresurus venustus

Common names

  • German: Schöne Bambusotter
  • English:
    • Brown-spotted pit viper
    • Beautiful pitviper
  • Thai: งูหางแฮ่มใต้, ngu hang haem dtai


  • Cryptelytrops venustus, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
  • Trimeresurus venustus, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Trimeresurus venustus, Livigni (2013)
  • Trimeresurus (Trimeresurus) venustus, Patrick David et al. (2011)
  • Cryptelytrops venustus, Anita Malhotra & Roger Stephen Thorpe (2004)
  • Trimeresurus venustus, Patrick David et al. (2004)
  • Trimeresurus venustus, Andreas Gumprecht et al. (2004)
  • Trimeresurus venustus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Trimeresurus venustus, Kenneth R. G. Welch (1994)
  • Trimeresurus venustus, Gernot Vogel (1991)


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Trimeresurus venustus - Khao Luang NP
Trimeresurus venustus - Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Range Map

Distribution map of Beautiful pit viper, Trimeresurus venustus in Thailand
  • Ban Na San District, Surat Thani
  • Don Sak District, Surat Thani
  • Hat Khanom - Mu Koh Thale Tai National Park
  • Kanchanadit District, Surat Thani
  • Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Tha Petch Wildlife Conservation and Developme
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Satun District, Satun
  • Nopphitam District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Phrasaeng District, Surat Thani
  • Ron Phibun District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Tai Rom Yen National Park
  • Tham Phannara District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Thung Song District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Thung Tako District, Chumphon
  • Thung Yai District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Yong Waterfall National Park
Range map of Trimeresurus venustus in Thailand

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