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Large scaled pit viper One of the beautiful pit viper species found in the western ghats. There is only one morph of this species found so far and it sharply resembles the pit viper species(pope's pit viper) found in the north east India. One more interesting fact of this species of viper is they are oviparous i.e., they lay eggs. Then the question comes why are they grouped under family "Viperidae"? Trimeresurus macrolepis,endemic,india,kallakad mundanthurai tiger reserve,kmtr,monsoon,near threatened,tamil nadu,western ghats Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Large scaled pit viper

One of the beautiful pit viper species found in the western ghats. There is only one morph of this species found so far and it sharply resembles the pit viper species(pope's pit viper) found in the north east India. One more interesting fact of this species of viper is they are oviparous i.e., they lay eggs. Then the question comes why are they grouped under family "Viperidae"?

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  1. Spectacular snake intro, well done! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Fredy!
      Posted 4 years ago
  2. Nice... Snakes are a bit of a "want to see them, but don't at the same time" situation for me... great shot! :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks John. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Wow, nice shot. Posted 4 years ago
    1. thank you sunil Posted 4 years ago
  4. haaa!!! my favorite ... Lovely Posted 4 years ago
  5. haaa!!! my favorite ... Lovely Posted 4 years ago

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''Trimeresurus macrolepis'' is an arboreal, green coloured, forest-dwelling venomous pitviper species endemic to the Southern Western Ghats. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by karthik_ak
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By karthik_ak

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Uploaded Oct 21, 2015. Captured Oct 2, 2015 19:43.
  • NIKON D7200
  • f/9.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 90mm