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Snakes

Bamboo
Pit Viper

Least Concern

Stable

Bamboo Pit Viper

Trimeresurus gramineus

Bamboo Pit Viper is the most widespread Pit Viper of India; in fact this is the only Pit Viper found in most of the dense forests of peninsular India. It can be identified easily by checking triangular head which is much broader than neck, green dorsal marked with rich or faint black markings and yellow belly.

Indian Green Pit Viper, Common Green Pit Viper

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    વાંસ નો ખડચીતડ
  • Hindi:
    हरा गर्त घोणा
  • Kannada:
    ಬಿದಿರು ಮಂಡಲ ಹಾವು
  • Marathi:
    चापडा, हिरवा घोणस, चापडी (गोवा), हरानाग (वर्धा)
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
VIPERIDAE
Trimeresurus gramineus

Venom Status

Venomous

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