Gumprecht's Pit Viper ( Trimeresurus gumprechti David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002 )

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Name
Scientific Name: 
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Regional Names: 
English: 
Gumprecht's Green Pit Viper
Photographs: 
Trimeresurus gumprechti Male
Distribution: 
Family: 
Characteristics for identification: 

Morphologically it differs from all other Green Pit Vipers by the combination(Note that not a single character gives correct identification of this species): -First supralabial separated from the nasal. -The very conspicuous (at least in life) reversed bicolored postocular stripe, white below and wide, bright or deep red above, always present in males (postocular streak only white in females) -The ventrolateral stripe, bright red below and white above in males, runs under the first third of the tail, white in females. -Eyes deep red in males. -Black interstitial skin. -Upper snout scales enlarged. -Internasal scales often in contact or separated by at most one scale -Greatest part of upper surface of the tail rusty red.

Description: 

Total length- 90 cm (Male), 123 cm (Female).

Scalation
Head: 
Snout covered with rather enlarged juxtaposed scales; internasals either in contact or separated by one scale; supralabial 9-11; first completely separated from nasal; supralabial below eyes (5th) is separated from subocular by 2 scales; supraocular narrower than internasals; inner margins usually indented by neighbouring scales; 10-12 smooth scales between them; temporals small, subequal, in 2-3 rows.
Dorsal: 
Moderately keeled scales in 21/23/25: 21: 15 rows.
Ventral: 
162-168; anal undivided.
Sub Caudal: 
51-71; paired. Hemipenes short and strongly spinose.
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