JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Cameron Highlands Pit Viper - Popeia nebularis This green Viper was a special Spotting, both for its rarity and beauty. The Cameron Highlands Pit Viper was named after the location where it was originally discovered i.e. Cameron Highlands, but was later also found in Fraser&#039;s Hills. This was a full adult specimen, around 1 meter length. Its body colour is an intense green above, with a slight bluish tinge; this tinge is more apparent at the margin of the dorsal body scales.<br />
<br />
Close-up of this beauty can be seen at this Spotting :<br />
<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/43439/cameron_higlands_pit_viper_-_popeia_nebularis.html" title="Cameron Higlands Pit Viper - Popeia nebularis"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2994/43439_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1576713610&Signature=tBc76neITSI88O6msSVhlQwfKUA%3D" width="200" height="132" alt="Cameron Higlands Pit Viper - Popeia nebularis This green Viper was a special Spotting, both for its rarity and beauty. The Cameron Highlands Pit Viper was named after the location where it was originally discovered i.e. Cameron Highlands, but was later also found in Fraser&#039;s Hills. This was a full adult specimen, around 1 meter length. Its body colour is an intense green above, with a slight bluish tinge; this tinge is more apparent at the margin of the dorsal body scales. <br />
<br />
Picture of the whole Snake can be seen at this Spotting :<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/43441/cameron_highlands_pit_viper_-_popeia_nebularis.html<br />
 Cameron Highlands,Cameron Highlands Pit Viper,Geotagged,Malaysia,Pit Viper,Popeia nebularis,Snake,Spring" /></a></figure><br />
 Cameron Highlands,Cameron Highlands Pit Viper,Geotagged,Malaysia,Popeia nebularis,Spring,snake,viper Click/tap to enlarge

Cameron Highlands Pit Viper - Popeia nebularis

This green Viper was a special Spotting, both for its rarity and beauty. The Cameron Highlands Pit Viper was named after the location where it was originally discovered i.e. Cameron Highlands, but was later also found in Fraser's Hills. This was a full adult specimen, around 1 meter length. Its body colour is an intense green above, with a slight bluish tinge; this tinge is more apparent at the margin of the dorsal body scales.

Close-up of this beauty can be seen at this Spotting :

Cameron Higlands Pit Viper - Popeia nebularis This green Viper was a special Spotting, both for its rarity and beauty. The Cameron Highlands Pit Viper was named after the location where it was originally discovered i.e. Cameron Highlands, but was later also found in Fraser's Hills. This was a full adult specimen, around 1 meter length. Its body colour is an intense green above, with a slight bluish tinge; this tinge is more apparent at the margin of the dorsal body scales. <br />
<br />
Picture of the whole Snake can be seen at this Spotting :<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/43441/cameron_highlands_pit_viper_-_popeia_nebularis.html<br />
 Cameron Highlands,Cameron Highlands Pit Viper,Geotagged,Malaysia,Pit Viper,Popeia nebularis,Snake,Spring

    comments (3)

  1. How about that red tail tip? Posted 3 years ago
    1. It seems most vipers have that, with this one it is red, others can be brown. Posted 3 years ago
  2. According to the Reptile BD which seems to be the main reference, the name of this species is either Trimeresurus nebularis or it may be a junior synonym of Popeia inornata, but not Popeia nebularis, although in the IUCN red list and Wikipedia it is listed as Popeia nebularis.
    http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Trimeresurus&species=nebularis
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/192154/0
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimeresurus
    http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/details/species/id/e760617399123f4b5cebbe0e8341e481/synonym/c1662b78f9c82ffce423ce37f292fbea
    http://www.gbif.org/species/5960926
    Posted 2 years ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

The Cameron Highlands Pit Viper is named after the montane 'hill resort' from which it was first described, and which lies in the northern part of Pahang State, Peninsular Malaysia at around 1500 metres elevation. It has subsequently been found at Fraser's Hill, 100 km to the south : the specimen illustrated here was found at night in a forested stream gully near the Jeriau Waterfall at Fraser's Hill, at an elevation of around 1000 metres.

Thus, according to current knowledge, the species.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Patomarazul
View Albert Kang's profile

By Albert Kang

All rights reserved
Uploaded Aug 10, 2016. Captured Jun 18, 2015 22:04 in 18, Jalan Carnation, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/27.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 35mm