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Siamese Peninsula pit viper (Trimeresurus (Popeia) fucatus) Bukit Fraser, Malaysia. 24 Dec 2016. Geotagged,Malaysia,Siamese peninsula pit viper,Trimeresurus fucatus,Trimeresurus vogeli,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Siamese Peninsula pit viper (Trimeresurus (Popeia) fucatus)

Bukit Fraser, Malaysia. 24 Dec 2016.

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  1. Well, that is just brilliant. Speechless. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Gotta love pit vipers! Posted one year ago
      1. Yes from a distance Thibaud Posted one year ago
        1. Ah well pit vipers are pretty relaxed in my experience. They rely on their camouflage, so by being careful not to bother them, I've been able to get quite close, take photos, and leave without them ever moving a muscle. Posted one year ago
  2. Beautiful photo! At Bukit Fraser, wouldn't that be Trimeresurus (Popei) fucatus or Trimeresurus (Popei) nebularis? I didn't think T. vogeli made it south into Malaysia. Posted one year ago
    1. You're absolutely right! T. vogeli was the name I was given by the guy who showed it to me, and since it matched photos online, I didn't even think to check. From the red line, this must be T. fucatus then.
      Also, what's the deal, is Popeia the accepted genus name now (it seems to be on EOL at least)? I see Albert introduced one species under Popeia, but all others on JD are in Trimeresurus. Since this species doesn't have a wiki page, what name should I use to create the new record?
      Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
      1. I don't know what the experts think but EOL quotes the Catalogue of life and the Reptile DB and both sources currently accept the name Trimeresurus fucatus. The Catalogue of life also uses the data from the Reptile DB so that seems to be the main reference.

        It would be good to have a consistent taxonomy at JD. Many genera are split like this and I have fixed a few but there are more of them.
        Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
        1. Works for me! Posted one year ago
        2. My understanding is that Trimeresurus is the longstanding name and Popeia is a recent subdivision that some authorities like and others don't. Sticking with Trimeresurus seems like a good plan. I'm glad you're keeping an eye on issues like this. Posted one year ago
  3. Siamese Pit Viper has a very long tail presuming its for holding on when stretching Thibaud great photo. Posted one year ago

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Trimeresurus fucatus, the Siamese peninsula pit viper, is a venomous species of snake, occurring in southern Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Feb 5, 2017. Captured Dec 24, 2016 13:25 in 56, Bukit Fraser, 49000 Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia.
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  • f/4.9
  • 10/1000s
  • ISO800
  • 16.1mm