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Atropoides picadoi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Serpentes
Subfamily  Crotalinae
Scientific name  Atropoides picadoi
Higher classification  Atropoides
Order  Scaled reptiles
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Family  Viperidae
Genus  Atropoides
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Atropoides, Atropoides nummifer mexicanus, Atropoides nummifer, Atropoides olmec, Cerrophidion

Atropoides picadoi is a venomous pitviper species found in Central America. No subspecies are currently recognised.

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Etymology

The specific name, picadoi, is in honor of Costa Rican herpetologist Clodomiro Picado Twight.

Description

Adults of A. picadoi commonly reach a total length (including tail) of 75–95 cm (2.46–3.12 ft) with a maximum of 120.2 cm (3.94 ft). A. picadoi is extremely stout, though not quite so much as A. nummifer mexicanus.

Geographic range

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A. picadoi is found in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama at 50–1,500 m (160–4,920 ft) altitude. Its geographic range includes the Cordillera de Tilarán, the Cordillera Central, and the Cordillera de Talamanca. The type locality given is "La Palma, [San José Province], Costa Rica, 4500 feet".

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References

Atropoides picadoi Wikipedia


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