Friday, December 28, 2012

Pit Vipers

Family Viperidae

Pit Vipers are so called for the pit organ on both sides of the head and they are venomous snakes. Mangrove Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus) has colour ranging from all black to green with black pattern. It is also known as Shore Pit Viper. Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) has colour ranging from light green in juvenile to dark green with stripes in adult.

Mangrove Pit Viper at Sungei Buloh ©Con Foley

Mangrove Pit Viper at Sungei Buloh ©Tan KH

Male Wagler's Pit Viper at Lower Peirce ©Sreedharan G

Female Wagler's Pit Viper at Central Catchment ©Con Foley


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