(Last Updated on : 26-02-2016)
Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus is a venomous Pit Viper species bird endemic to Asian countries and Indian states
. No subspecies are currently recognized.
Structure of Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus
Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus has the males that grow to a maximum total length of 112 cm (44 in) with a tail length of 19.5 cm (7.7 in). Females grow to a maximum total length of 116 cm (46 in) with a tail length of 20.5 cm (8.1 in).
Scales of Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus
Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus has the dorsal scales in 25 longitudinal rows at mid-body; scales on upper surface of head, small, each scale keeled posteriorly; internasals 5-10 times size of adjacent scales, separated by 3-4 scales; supraoculars, long, narrow, undivided, 14-16 small interoculars in line between them; 2 scales on line between upper preocular and nasal scale; 9-11 upper labials, first upper labial separated from nasal by suture; 2-3 small scales between upper labials and subocular; 2-3 rows of temporal scales above upper labials smooth, above those scales keeled; ventrals 200-218; subcaudals 76-91, all paired.
Colour Patterns of Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus
Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus has greyish or olive brown above, with dorsal series of large brown, black-edged spots or blotches, and a lateral series of smaller spots; head above brownish, below whitish; belly whitish but heavily powdered with light brown and tail is brownish. Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus is the brown spotted pitviper and is pointed-scaled.
Concentration of Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus
Trimeresurus Mucrosquamatus is found from north-eastern Indian states like Assam
and Bangladesh, to Myanmar, China (Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong and Sichuan), as well as in Taiwan. The type locality given is "Naga Hills" (India). This snake is introduced to Okinawa, Japan.