(Last Updated on : 25-02-2016)
Tropidolaemus Huttoni is a little-known venomous Pit Viper species found in the Konkan Coast and the Western Ghats Mountain Range in India
Description of Tropidolaemus Huttoni
Tropidolaemus Huttoni is known only from two young individuals. It is based on which it was first described in 1949. A possible third specimen from the northern Western Ghats is considered to be of doubtful identity at best, as it shares several features typical of T. Wagleri complex as well; and its provenance is also currently unresolved.
Juveniles of Tropidolaemus Huttoni
The juveniles of Tropidolaemus Huttoni are green dorsally, with a series of small white spots on both sides, located on the 2nd and 3rd scale rows from the vertebral row. A distinct red eye streak on both sides of the head. Ventrally they are pale green, except for the last 25 subcaudals, which are dull reddish brown.
Holotype Specimen of Tropidolaemus Huttoni
The Holotype specimen of Tropidolaemus Huttoni is only 136 mm (5? inches) in total length, 98 mm (3⅞ inches) in snout-vent length (SVL), and the tail is 38 mm (1½ inches) long.
Concentration of Tropidolaemus Huttoni
Tropidolaemus Huttoni is found in Meghamalai Hills in the south Western Ghats Mountain Range in India, situated in Theni district of Tamil Nadu
, southern part of India. Tropidolaemus Huttoni is known only from the type locality, which is listed as High Wavy Mountains, Theni district
, southern part of India.
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