Horseshoe Pit Viper ( Trimeresurus strigatus Gray, 1842 )

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Name
Scientific Name: 
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Regional Names: 
Kannada: 
ಕುದುರೆಲಾಳ ಮಂಡಲ ಹಾವು, ಕುದುರೇಲಾಳ ಹಪ್ಪಾಟೆ ಹಾವು
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Distribution: 
Venom Type: 
Haemotoxic
Family: 
Description: 

TBA

Scalation
Head: 
Supralabial 8-10; first completely separated from nasal; second supralabial separated from scale forming anterior border of pit; single row of scales between supralabial and elongated subocular; narrow supraocular indented on inner margins by neighbour scales; 8-10 scales between eyes.
Dorsal: 
Weakly keeled scales on upper side; in 19/21: 21/23: 15/17 rows.
Ventral: 
135-144 (Male), 131-142 (Female); anal undivided.
Sub Caudal: 
35-42 (Male), 32-35 (Female); paired. Hemipenis extends to 10th caudal.
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