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Trimeresurus cardamomensis (MALHOTRA, THORPE, MRINALINI & STUART, 2011)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCardamom Mountains Green Pitviper 
SynonymCryptelytrops cardamomensis MALHOTRA, THORPE, MRINALINI & STUART 2011
Trimeresurus macrops KRAMER 1977
Trimeresurus macrops — KRAMER (1977): 757 (part)
Trimeresurus macrops — REGENASS and KRAMER (1981):184 (part);
Trimeresurus macrops — GUMPRECHT (1998): 25 (part)
Trimeresurus macrops — ORLOV et al. (2002a): 193 (part)
Trimeresurus macrops — ORLOV et al. (2002b): 353 (part)
Trimeresurus macrops — GUMPRECHT et al. (2004): 230 (part)
Cryptelytrops macrops — STUART and EMMETT (2006): 23
Cryptelytrops macrops — GRISMER et al. (2007): 232
Cryptelytrops macrops — GRISMER et al. (2008a): 24
Cryptelytrops macrops — GRISMER et al. (2008b): 166
Trimeresurus (Trimeresurus) cardamomensis — DAVID et al. 2011
Trimeresurus cardamomensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 741 
DistributionSE Thailand, Cambodia (Koh Kong Province)

Type locality: root of a strangler fig growing from a tree trunk 1 m above the ground in semi-evergreen forest on Phnom Chan Mountain, Cardamom Mountains, Sre Ambel District, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia (11.44° N, 103.79° E), 100–200 m elevation. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 259191, adult female, collected on 25 August 2000 by BLS and S. Platt. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe name refers to the mountain range wherein the type locality of this species occurs. 
References
  • DAVID, PATRICK; GERNOT VOGEL & ALAIN DUBOIS 2011. On the need to follow rigorously the Rules of the Code for the subsequent designation of a nucleospecies (type species) for a nominal genus which lacked one: the case of the nominal genus Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 (Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae). Zootaxa 2992: 1–51 - get paper here
  • Gumprecht, Andreas 2012. Aktuelles zur Taxonomie und Systematik asiatischer Grubenottern. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (1): 52-61 - get paper here
  • MALHOTRA, ANITA; ROGER S. THORPE, MRINALINI & BRYAN L. STUART 2011. Two new species of pitviper of the genus Cryptelytrops Cope 1860 (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 2757: 1–23 - get paper here
  • Mrinalini, Roger S. Thorpe, Simon Creer, Delphine Lallias, Louise Dawnay, Bryan L. Stuart, Anita Malhotra 2015. Convergence of multiple markers and analysis methods defines the genetic distinctiveness of cryptic pitvipers Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution<br />92: 266–279; doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.06.001 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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