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Atropoides nummifer

Central American Jumping Pitviper

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 76.2 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 13 to 15 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • live birth (not specific) 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 nummifer  CENTRAL NAHUATL Metapilcoate, Metapilcuate, Metlapilocóatl, Nauyaca, CHOL Sök ñok', Xbuc'utsu', CHORTí Ure'chan, ENGLISH Central American Jumping Pitviper, Common Jumping Pitviper, Dunn's Hognose Pitviper, Dunn's Pitviper, Jumping Pit Viper, Jumping Pitviper, Jumping Tommygoff, Jumping Viper, Mexican Jumping Pitviper, Tommygoff, FINNISH Hyppykäärme, FRENCH Trigonocéphale Sauter, Trigonocéphale Sauteur, GERMAN Lanzenotter, Mexikanische Springlanzenotter, K'ICHE' Chinchintor, Mococh, Mococho, Sulcuat, SPANISH Bajequilla, Brazo De Piedra, Cabeza De Sapo, Cantil Sapo, Chatilla, Culebra Floja, Culebra Lora, Dormilon, Dormilona, Mano De Metate, Mano De Piedra, Nauyaca Saltadora, Patoca, Petacoa, Saltadora, Tamagá, Tamagás, Tamagasse, Timbo, Timbo Chinchintor, Timbo Saltón, Toboba Chinga, Tomagés, Vibora Chata, Víbora Saltadora, Vibora Sorda, TABASCO ZOQUE Najak Tzajin, UNCODED LANGUAGES Bolpach, Chalpate, Chehpat, Ochcan, Otooy, Otooya, Pawangu Tsany, Páwaogu'tsánay, Volpocha, Xalpate, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Tancach, Tepocho, Tepotzo, Tepoxo, Timba, Totoba, Tunco, 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 nummifer

  • Central American jumping pitviper
  • VI. snakeID

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