Trimeresurus brongersmai HOGE, 1969
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|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Brongersma's Pit Viper|
|Synonym||Trimeresurus brongersmai HOGE 1969|
Trimeresurus brongersmai — WELCH 1994: 113
Trimeresurus brongersmai — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 330
Trimeresurus brongersmai — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Trimeresurus brongersmai — MALHOTRA & THORPE 2004
Trimeresurus (Craspedocephalus) brongersmai — DAVID et al. 2011
Craspedocephalus brongersmai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 187
Type locality: Procedente de Lugu, Simalur, Sumatra
|Types||Holotype: RMNH 5654A, adult male. Collected by E. Jacobson, April 1913.|
Diagnosis. A species of the genus Trimeresurus, endemic to islands off the west coast of Sumatra Island, characterized by the combination of the following characters: (1) in both sexes, an overall brown coloration, with 25–30 darker crossbands, made of a dark background colour in various shades of dark greyish-brown, with short, irregular, elongated darker dorsolateral blotches, lighter in their centre and darker on their edges, with below a smaller subrectangular or subtriangular dark greyish-brown blotche of same colour; between the blotches, the background colour is heavily spotted with dark dots; a row of large, subrectangular blotches on the ventral tips and 1st–2nd DSR, with cream blotches in between; (2) a distinctly projected and raised snout, strongly obliquely truncated when seen from the side, subrectangular seen from above; (3) internasals projected, strongly spatulate and bilobate, laterally expanded; (4) 19 or 21 MSR, distinctly keeled; (5) 1st supralabial distinct from nasal; (6) 2nd supralabials bordering the whole of the anterior margin of the loreal pit; (7) 4 or 5 narrow supraoculars, strongly erect and divergent; (8) a low number of VEN: 148–149 in males and 129–142 in females; (9) occipital and temporal scales strongly keeled; (10) IL of the first pair not in contact each with the other; and (11) hemipenes short, massive and spiny [from DAVID et al. 2006].
|Etymology||Named after Leo Daniel Brongersma (1907-1994) [obituary in Copeia 1995: 513 and Zool. Med. Leiden 69: 177].|
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