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Cerrophidion sasai

Costa Rica Montane Pitviper

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 71.3 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

1829 to 2374 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Cerrophidion sasai  ENGLISH Costa Rica Montane Pitviper, Montane Pitvipers, FRENCH Trigonocéphale Montagnard, GERMAN Costa Rica Berggrubenotter, Hochlandviper, SPANISH Nauyaca De Montaña ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Cerrophidion

  • Montane pitvipers
  • V. Species Cerrophidion sasai

  • Costa Rica montane pitviper
  • VI. snakeID

  • 234
Look up complete taxonomic records of Cerrophidion sasai (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).