Gloydius himalayanus


Gloydius himalayanus
Gloydius himalayanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Gloydius
Species: G. himalayanus
Binomial name
Gloydius himalayanus
(Günther, 1864)
Synonyms
  • Trigonocephalus affnis - Günther, 1860
  • Halys himalayanus - Günther, 1864
  • Halys Himalayanus - Stoliczka, 1870
  • Halys Hymalayanus - Stoliczka, 1870
  • Trigonocephalus himalayanus - Strauch, 1873
  • Crotalus Halys Himalayanus - Higgins, 1873
  • Ancistrodon himalayanus - Boulenger, 1890
  • Agkistrodon himalayanus - Hatta, 1928
  • A[gkistrodon]. himalayana - Underwood, 1979
  • Gloydius himalayanus - Hoge & Romano-Hoge, 1981[1]
Common names: Himalayan pit viper,[2] Himalayan viper.[3]

Gloydius himalayanus is a venomous pitviper species found along the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Pakistan, India and Nepal. No subspecies are currently recognized.[4]

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Geographic range

Occurs along the southern slopes of the Himalayas from northeastern Pakistan, to northern India (Kashmir, Punjab) and Nepal. Found at 1524–3048 m altitude. Reports that this species occurs in Sikkim, India, need to be confirmed. The type locality given is "Garhwal, Himalaya, elevation 9000 ft."[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ Gloyd HK, Conant R. 1990. Snakes of the Agkistrodon Complex: A Monographic Review. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. 614 pp. 52 plates. LCCN 89-50342. ISBN 0-916984-20-6.
  3. ^ Gotch AF. 1986. Reptiles -- Their Latin Names Explained. Poole, UK: Blandford Press. 176 pp. ISBN 0-7137-1704-1.
  4. ^ "Gloydius himalayanus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=634886. Retrieved 20 May 2007. 

Further reading

  • Gloyd HK, Conant R. 1990. Snakes of the Agkistrodon complex. A monographic review. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Contributions to Herpetology No. 6. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio. vi + 614 pp; 52 pl.
  • Gumprecht A, Tillack F, Orlov NL, Captain A, Ryabow S. 2004. Asian Pit Vipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • Günther A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp.

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