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Pit viper


When I first saw this snake I didn't think it looked real! more like a skillfully placed child's toy... It was spotted along a board walk in Sepilok, Borneo.


Curious if anyone knows what kind of Pit Viper this could be.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Bornean keeled green pit viper
Tropidolaemus subannulatus Tropidolaemus subannulatus | The Reptile Database

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

"In a revision by Vogel et al. (2007) the Tropidolaemus wagleri species complex was differentiated into several taxa, including the resurrection of T. subannulatus. The Western Philippine populations belong to T. subannulatus, but those from Mindanao include snakes assigned to both this species and T. philippensis. Tropidolaemus subannulatus has a wide distribution in Central Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines, T. wagleri is restricted to mainland Southeast Asia, down to Sumatra and Bangka, West Indonesia. T. subannulatus will be split further in the future (G. Vogel pers. comm. September 2011)."

Zenyn 12 years ago

@alicelongmartin: It would much prefer to slide away over attacking and risking being killed. And it did not look cornered to me.

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

I would suggest it is highly poisonous and you need to keep your distance.

Spotted by

Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Jul 25, 2010
Submitted on Feb 26, 2011

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