Brown Spotted Pit Viper ( Protobothrops mucrosquamatus Cantor, 1839 )

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Name
Scientific Name: 
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
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Description: 

Total length 112 cm (Male), 116 cm (Female) mm; tail length 19.5 cm (Male), 20.5 cm (Female).

Scalation
Head: 
Snout 2-3 times longer than eye diameter; internasals rather small; 5-10 times larger than adjacent scales; separated by 3-4 small scales; 2 large scales between internasal and supraocular; upper head scales unequal; obtusely keeled on posterior; supralabial 9-11; first completely separated from nasal; second forms anterior border of pit; 2-3 series of scales between supralabials and subocular; supraocular large, narrow and undivided; 14-16 scales between them; temporal scales smooth in 2-3 rows above supralabials; above those other scales keeled.
Dorsal: 
Strongly keeled scales in 25:25:19 rows.
Ventral: 
200-218.
Sub Caudal: 
76-91; paired. Hemipenis extends to 12th caudal plate; forked opposite the 6th.
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