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Protobothrops mangshanensis

Mangshan Pitviper

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
Can spit venom (up to 200 cm). 💦 ref
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  • Length Adult

  • up to 213 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • foldable ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 20 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

700 to 1300 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Protobothrops mangshanensis  ENGLISH Chinese Montane Forest Pitviper, Ironhead Pitviper, Mang Mountain Pitviper, Mangshan Pitviper, Mt. Mang Pitviper, GERMAN Mang Viper, Mangshan Habu Grubenotter ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Viperidae

  • Vipers and pit vipers
  • III. Subfamily Crotalinae

  • Pit vipers
  • IV. Genus Protobothrops

  • Primary lanceheads
  • V. Species Protobothrops mangshanensis

  • Mangshan pitviper
  • VI. snakeID

  • 315
Look up complete taxonomic records of Protobothrops mangshanensis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).