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Horseshoe pit viper

Trimeresurus strigatus

Description:

small internasals, 2nd supralabial in contact with loreal pit, 21 rows of smooth or weakly-keeled dorsal scales at midbody, and a single row of scales between labials and suboculars. The common name of the species is based on the presence of a pale buff horseshoe-shaped (i.e., inverted 'U') mark on the nape. The snake is pale brownish or buff coloured with darker blotches of grey and some white streaks.

Habitat:

Montane grasslands of southern Western ghats hills,catchment areas.

Notes:

Found commonly in upper nilgiris, venomous viper snake.

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Spotted on Jan 20, 2016
Submitted on Aug 25, 2017

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