Continent: South-America Distribution: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador [HR ], Peru, Bolivia, French Guiana (as Bothrops castelnaudi fide GASC & RODRIGUES. PDF | On Jan 1, , Antonio Freire Lascano and others published Bothriopsis taeniata or Bothrops taeniatus (Speckled Forest-pitviper). Reference for: Bothriopsis taeniata. Author(s)/Editor(s): Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams, Jeff Boundy. Publication Date: Article/Chapter Title: Snakes of.

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Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. The biology of an equatorial herpetofauna in Amazonian Ecuador. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. This is similar to the argument that G. I hope to come to Ecuador again this year.

In all our reserves we also recommend that people stay on the trails, not so much because of snakes yaeniata to avoid damaging the vegetation and to avoid encounters with nests of bees or wasps.

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The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 98 1: If you look very closely click image to enlarge it if needed you will see that the tip of the tail is brownish botbriopsis than green like the rest of the body. Tense and ready to strike! More than people per year are bit by venomous snakes in Ecuador. WilliamsJeff Boundy Notify me of new posts via email. First record of Bothrops taeniatus Wagler, Reptilia: These kinds of discussions about names may seem boring, but when we are dealing with bohtriopsis snakes, they are a matter of life and death.


The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. Check List 9 2: I lived with the Quichua in the Napo area for two years and heard some great legends.

First report of an accident with the speckled forest pit viper (Bothriopsis taeniata) in Brazil.

Checklist and key to the snakes of Venezuela. Find more photos by Google images search: It is suspected of living mainly in the forest canopy. Please see our brief essay. I would like to visit one of the reserves and look for Phragmipediums and maybe see some animals.

The Book of Snakes. It is usually found in vines and low vegetation in primary forest and along forest edges.

ADW: Bothriopsis taeniata taeniata: CLASSIFICATION

Connect with us Tzeniata us improve the site by taking our survey. Snakes of taeniafa World: Only two cases of bites from this species have been documented, and both involved severe local swelling of the entire bitten limb.

Twitter Facebook Google Email. Marques de Souza Views Read Edit View history. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. BothriopsisRio Zunac Reserve. Bothrops taeniatusthe speckled forest-pitviper[1] is a species of pit viper found in the equatorial forests of South America.


Bothriopsis taeniata taeniata Facebook. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. Click image to enlarge.

The specific nametaeniais derived from the Greek word, tainiameaning ribbon bandage or stripe, in reference to the slender body. The adorable pit viper above, photographed in our Rio Anzu Reserve, is probably a juvenile of the same species. The body is relatively slender with a prehensile tail. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator.

In the second case, the tissue damage was so severe that it led to amputation of the afflicted limb despite antivenin treatment. The Animal Diversity Web online.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: Liste preliminaire des Serpents de la Guyane francaise.

The specimen on the first photo is quite unusually coloured — great picture of a beautiful B. Notify me of new comments via email. This contrasting tail is wiggled as a lure to attract lizards or birds, which are eaten when they approach to investigate Campbell and Lamar You are commenting using your Facebook account.