Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

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Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Tobias Valentin » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:07 pm

Dear fieldherping people

Can anyone help identifying this Trimeresurus species? It is a juvenile.
I saw it in Southern Thailand, in the Krabi Province (inland hills with rainforest at an elevation of 200 meters).
The snake was on the ground (first photo), then I gently placed it on a branch to get a closer look.

Would be happy if anyone could help.

Regards,
Tobias

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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:35 am



That's what I thought too, but no field experience in the area (yet).
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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Kriss Kaspersen » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:44 am

Your Trimeresurus is a young Trimeresurus fucatus, one of the more common palm pit vipers in this area :)
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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Manfred Gessner » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:23 am

Kriss Kaspersen wrote:Your Trimeresurus is a young Trimeresurus fucatus, one of the more common palm pit vipers in this area :)

Ups.
you've right.
I was too quick with my opinion. Sorry.
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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Tobias Valentin » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:42 am

Thank you for your interest in the snake ID.

I just got an email from an expert in Trimeresurus. He says right away that the species is Trimeresurus fucatus, the Siamese Penninsula pit viper.

Greetings,
Tobias
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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:02 pm

Well, there you go :oops: ;) :lol:
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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:47 pm

Three other specimens from the Khao Yai National Park: all met on the road during the night.

Maybe the same species?

Trime1.jpg

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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Ruggero Morimando » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:00 pm

Popeia fucata (?) from Langkawi.

Langkawi1.jpg
Gunung Raya road, active during night time and light rain


Venustus (?) from Langkawi.

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Gunung Raya, found at the side of the main road, among tall grass
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Re: Trimeresurus, species ID (Southern Thailand)

Postby Kriss Kaspersen » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:38 am

Trimereserus macrops in the first and third picture, probably in the second as well, the third is a male. And yes fucata and venustus on the Langkawi location. WIll be in Langkawi in January, did you see a lot of reptiles there?
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