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Atropoides nummifer mexicanus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Serpentes
Subfamily  Crotalinae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Subspecies
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Family  Viperidae
Genus  Atropoides
Higher classification  Atropoides nummifer
Order  Scaled reptiles
Atropoides nummifer mexicanus Jumping Pit Viper Atropoides nummifer mexicanus We encou Flickr
Scientific name  Atropoides nummifer mexicanus
Similar  Atropoides, Atropoides nummifer, Atropoides picadoi, Cerrophidion, Cerrophidion godmani

Atropoides nummifer mexicanus is a venomous pitviper subspecies endemic to Mexico and Central America.

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Description

Atropoides nummifer mexicanus Atropoides mexicanus The Reptile Database

Adults grow to an average of 50–70 cm (about 20-28 inches) in total length. The maximum total length is 86.7 cm (34 18 in) for males and 97.9 cm (38 12 in) for females. The body is extremely stout.

Geographic range

Atropoides nummifer mexicanus Atropoides mexicanus observed by danielpineda on June 8 2013

Found in the Atlantic drainage from Mexico (in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas) south to the Canal Zone in Panama, both slopes of Costa Rica and Panama. Occurs at elevations of 40–1,600 m (130–5,250 ft). The type locality given is "Coban, capitale de la province de la Véra-Paz, (République de Guatemala, Amérique centrale)" (Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala).

Taxonomy

Regarded as a full species, Atropoides mexicanus, by Campbell and Lamar (2004).


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References

Atropoides nummifer mexicanus Wikipedia


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