Continent: South-America Distribution: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador [HR ], Peru, Bolivia, French Guiana (as Bothrops castelnaudi fide GASC & RODRIGUES. PDF | On Jan 1, , Antonio Freire Lascano and others published Bothriopsis taeniata or Bothrops taeniatus (Speckled Forest-pitviper). Reference for: Bothriopsis taeniata. Author(s)/Editor(s): Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams, Jeff Boundy. Publication Date: Article/Chapter Title: Snakes of.

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Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It is usually found in vines and low vegetation in primary forest and along forest edges. You are commenting using your WordPress. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: Retrieved from ” https: Nowadays we want our taxonomy to reflect evolutionary history, with close relatives grouped together, so this classification needs to be changed.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Notify me of new posts via email. The Book of Snakes. The six or so members of the genus Bothriopsis have sometimes been placed in the genus Bothrops which contains the dreaded fer-de-lance.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 98 1: The specimen on the first photo is quite unusually coloured — great picture of a beautiful B. More on those in a future post….

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The snake depicted on the second photo is Bothriopsis taeniata taeniata, the other three pictures all show Bothriopsis pulchra. Jean de Spix, Animalia nova sive species novae. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. Click image to enlarge. Class Sarcopterygii lobe-finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates.

Only two cases of bites from this species have been documented, and both involved severe local swelling of the entire bitten limb. These kinds of discussions about names may seem boring, but when we are dealing with poisonous snakes, they are a matter of life and death. This taxonomy suggests that the widely available antivenom from Bothrops atrox and its close relatives would be a good bet for patients bit by a Bothriopsis.


The body is relatively slender with a prehensile tail. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. It is distinguished from other members of this genus by having mostly single subcaudal scales and a row of bold white spots where the dorsal and ventral scales meet.

Venom composition has an important phylogenetic component: First record of Bothrops taeniatus Wagler, Reptilia: Sounds really interesting, I will bothriopsi for it. In bothriopssis projects Wikispecies. How is that aranged? Snake Species of the World: More than people per year are bit by venomous snakes in Ecuador.

Speckled forest-pitviper (Bothriopsis taeniata), juvenile | WILDTROPIX | ANDRE BAERTSCHI

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