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Bothriechis lateralis

Side Striped Palm Viper

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 100 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 15 to 20 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • ovoviviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

850 to 2000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothriechis lateralis  CENTRAL NAHUATL Nauyaca, CHORTí Yax Chan, ENGLISH Coffee Palm Pitviper, Coffee Palm Viper, Green Palm Viper, Palm Pitviper, Side Stripe Palm Pitviper, Side Striped Palm Viper, Tree Forest Pitviper, Two Line Palm Viper, Yellow Line Palm Viper, Yellow Line Pitviper, Yellow Lipped Palm Viper, FRENCH Bothriéchide, Bothriéchide Rayé, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Grüngelbe Palmenlanzenotter, Grüngelbe Palmlanzenotter, Palmen Lanzenotter, Palmengrubenotter, Palmenviper, SPANISH Chocoya, Culebra Lora, Lora, Lora Venenosa, Toboba, UNCODED LANGUAGES Green Palm Viper, Side Striped Palm Pitviper, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Chocoya, Yaruma ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Bothriechis

  • Palm-pitvipers
  • V. Species Bothriechis lateralis

  • Side striped palm viper
  • VI. snakeID

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