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Porthidium yucatanicum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Serpentes
Subfamily  Crotalinae
Scientific name  Porthidium yucatanicum
Higher classification  Porthidium
Order  Squamata
Family  Viperidae
Genus  Porthidium
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Porthidium, Snake, Vipers, Porthidium hespere, Porthidium dunni

Porthidium yucatanicum is a venomous pitviper species found in Mexico. No subspecies are currently recognized.

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Description

Adults are usually 35–45 cm (13 3417 34 in) in total length, although some specimens may exceed 55 cm (21 34 in). The females tend to be larger than the males. Moderately stout and terrestrial.

Geographic range

Found in the northern half of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. The type locality given is "Chichen Itza, Yucatán" [Mexico].

Conservation status

This species is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (v3.1, 2001). Species are listed as such due to their wide distribution, presumed large population, or because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. The population trend is unknown. Year assessed: 2007.

References

Porthidium yucatanicum Wikipedia


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