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Trimeresurus kanburiensis SMITH, 1943

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Kanburi Pit Viper
G: Kanburi Bambusotter 
SynonymTrimeresurus kanburiensis SMITH 1943: 519
Trimeresurus kanburiensis — WELCH 1994: 115
Trimeresurus kanburiensis — COX et al. 1998: 22
Trimeresurus kanburiensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 337
Trimeresurus kanburiensis — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Cryptelytrops kanburiensis — MALHOTRA & THORPE 2004
Trimeresurus (Trimeresurus) kanburiensis — DAVID et al. 2011
Trimeresurus kanburiensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 742
Cryptelytrops kanburiensis — CHAN-ARD et al. 2015: 286 
DistributionThailand (west and south)

Type locality: Limestone hills near Kanburi, south-western Siam [= Kanchanaburi, Thailand].  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.8.91 
CommentVenomous! Trimeresurus venustus has been considered as a synonym of T. kanburiensis and therefore many literature references to T. kanburiensis are likely to refer in fact to T. venustus. T. kanburiensis also has been confused with T. purpureomaculatus. 
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • David, P., G. Vogel, M. Sumontha, O. S. G. Pauwels & L. Chanhome 2004. Expanded description of the poorly known pitviper Trimeresurus kanburiensis Smith, 1943, with confirmation of the validity of Trimeresurus venustus Vogel, 1991. Russ. J. Herpetol. 11 (2): 81-9 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Tri, Ngo Van; Grismer, Jesse L. 2008. A new species of insular pitviper of the genus Cryptelytrops (Squamata: Viperidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 1715: 57-68 - get paper here
  • Gumprecht, A. 2002. Eine ungewöhnliche Zeichnung bei Trimeresurus kanburiensis SMITH 1943. Sauria 24 (1): 45-46 - get paper here
  • Gumprecht, A.; Tillack, F.; Orlov, N.L.; Captain, A. & Ryabow, S. 2004. Asian pitvipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • Malhotra, Anita & Thorpe, Roger S. 2004. A phylogeny of four mitochondrial gene regions suggests a revised taxonomy for Asian pitvipers (Trimeresurus and Ovophis). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 83 –100 [erratum p. 680] - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Orlov, N. L., S. A. Ryabov, B. N. Thanh & H Cuc, T. 2004. A new species of Trimeresurus (Ophidia: Viperidae: Crotalinae) from Karst region in Central Vietnam. Russ. J. Herpetol. 11 (2): 139-149 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Welch, K. R. G. 1994. Snakes of the World. A Checklist. I. Venomous snakes. KCM Books, Somerset, England.
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