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Bothrops taeniatus

Speckled Forest Pitviper

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 175 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 2100 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Bothrops taeniatus  ACHUAR-SHIWIAR Makánch, AGUARUNA Bakánch, Jamunsé, Nashipkit, AKAWAIO Saroorooimo, Scroorooimo, AMAHUACA Shánoo, Shanopán, AYMARA Kollan Catari, Palli, CALLAWALLA Ppejeto, CHAYAHUITA Tayohuan, Yamirin Tayohuan, CULINA Namacá, DUTCH Boomoroekoekoe, ENGLISH American Lancehead Pitviper, Castelnaud's Forest Pitviper, Castelnaud's Pitviper, Gray Jararaca, Lancehead, Lancehead Pitviper, Lichen Like Forest Pitviper, Neotropical Pitviper, Speckled Forest Pitviper, FINNISH Keihäskäärmeet, FRENCH Trigonocéphale, Trigonocéphale De Castelnaud, Vipère Arboricole, Vipère Fer De Lance, GERMAN Amerikanische Lanzenotter, Castelnauds Waldgrubenotter, Castelnauds Waldlanzenotter, Gebänderte Lanzenotter, Gefleckte Waldgrubenotter, Gewöhnliche Lanzenotter, Lanzenotter, Lanzenschlange, Lochadder, GUARANI Yarará, HUAMBISA Makanch, Muash Napi, Tsere Makanch, KAMAKAN Dká Hiä, MINICA HUITOTO Ivanica, MURUI HUITOTO Iuana, PEMON Saroorooimö, Scroorooimö, PIPIL Cuêtchhuat', Tamakas, PIRO Myamtujwe, PORTUGUESE Caicaca, Jararaca Amarela, Jararaca Cinca, Jararacá Cinza, Jararaca Cinzenta, Jararaca De Alcatrazes, Jararacá Tigrim, Jararaca Tigrina, POYANáWA Iambá Chandou, SHUAR Napi Ajakratin, Napi Naari, Napi Ti Tseasrintin, SPANISH Cascabel, Cuatro Narices, Cuatronarices, Cuatronariz, Equis, Estralita, Estrellita, Gergon, Guayacan, Jergon, Jergón árbolicola, Jergón Arborícola, Jergón De árbol, Jergona, Macabrel, Macaurel, Mahuaquite, Mapanare, Mapanare Liquenosa, Palanca, Rabo De Candela, Rabo De Raton, Serpiente Mapanare, Tamagás, Yoperojobobo Venenosa, SRANAN TONGO Boom Owrukuku, Boomowroekoekoe, Morabana, TUPí Jararaca, TUYUCA Cáapa, Díaãña, UNCODED LANGUAGES Boomowroekoekoe, Estrellita, Huicvont, Huicvonto, Jararaca Amarelo, Jergon Arbicola, Jergon Arboricola, Jergon De Arbol, Mapanare Liquenosa, Marashar, Nashipkit, UNDETERMINED LANGUAGE Huicvont, Huicvonto, Marashar, Taya, Yoperojobobo, URUBú-KAAPOR Yarak, WARAO Juba Aka, Juba Naka, Nakujuba, Tobejuba ref
Bothrops taeniatus taeniatus ENGLISH Speckled Forest Pitviper, GERMAN Gebänderte Lanzenotter, SPANISH Mapanare ref
Bothrops taeniatus lichenosus ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Bothrops

  • American lanceheads
  • V. Species Bothrops taeniatus

  • Speckled forest pitviper
  • VI. snakeID

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