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Atropoides mexicanus

Mexican Jumping Pitviper

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 98 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • unknown ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 1600 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Atropoides mexicanus  CENTRAL NAHUATL Metlapilc├│atl, ENGLISH Central American Jumping Pitviper, Jumping Pit Viper, Jumping Pitviper, Mexican Jumping Pitviper, FRENCH Trigonoc├ęphale Sauteur, GERMAN Mittelamerikanische Springlanzenotter, SPANISH Brazo De Piedra, Cabeza De Sapo, Dormilon, Dormilona, Mano De Metate, Mano De Piedra, Mano De Piedra Centroamericana, Mano De Piedro, Nauyaca, Nauyaca Saltadora, Nauyaca Saltadora Mexicana, Saltadora, Timbo, Toboba Chinga, UNCODED LANGUAGES Bajequilla, Bolpach, Chehpat, Chinchintor, Jumping Tommygoff, Mococh, Najak Tzajin, Ochcan, Otooy, Otooya, Patoca, Pawangu Tsany, Sok Nok, Sok Sok, Tamaga, Tamagas, Timba, Timbo, Tunco, Xalpate, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Chinchintor, YUCATECO Uol Pooch ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Atropoides

  • Jumping Pitvipers
  • V. Species Atropoides mexicanus

  • Mexican jumping pitviper
  • VI. snakeID

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Look up complete taxonomic records of Atropoides mexicanus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).