Himalayan Pit Viper ( Protobothrops himalayanus Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013 )

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Name
Scientific Name: 
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
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Distribution: 
Venom Type: 
Neurotoxic
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Description: 

Total length- Above 150 cm.

Scalation
Head: 
Rostral slightly visible from above; nasal trapezoid, undivided; internasals in contact with each other; 2 canthal scales between internasal and supraocular with posterior one very small; dorsal head covered with very small, convex and irregular shaped smooth scales; supralabial 7-8; loreal 1 or 2; two elongated upper-preoculars present above the loreal pit; supraocular large, narrow and undivided; postocular 2-3; temporal scales smooth.
Dorsal: 
Weakly keeled scales in 25:25:19 rows.
Ventral: 
198-216.
Sub Caudal: 
65-75; paired. Hemipenis extends to 12th caudal plate; forked opposite the 6th.
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