Trimeresurus phuketensis SUMONTHA, KUNYA, PAUWELS, NITIKUL & PUNNADEE, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Trimeresurus phuketensis?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Phuket Pitviper|
Thai: Ngoo Kheeow Hang Mai Phuket
F: Triméré- sure de Phuket
G: Phuket Bambusotter
|Synonym||Trimeresurus (Popeia) phuketensis SUMONTHA, KUNYA, PAUWELS, NITIKUL & PUNNADEE 2011|
Popeia phuketensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 575
Trimeresurus pukhetensis — DAVID & VOGEL 2015 (in error)
Trimeresurus phuketensis — MULCAHY et al. 2017
|Distribution||SW Thailand (Phuket Island)|
Type locality: Ban Bangrong, Thalang District, Phuket Island, Phuket Province, southwestern Thailand
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15905 (formerly MS 390), adult male. Collected by Kirati Kunya on 5 October 2009.|
Paratypes (9). CUMZ R 2009.6.24-7 (formerly MS 397), adult male, 11 June 2008, same locality as holo- type. PSUZC-RT 2010.51 (formerly MS 405), juvenile male, and KZM 005, adult female, 5 October 2009, same locality as holotype. QSMI 1161 (formerly MS 375), KZM 004 (formerly MS 418), juvenile males; THNHM 15906 (formerly MS 155), CUMZ R 2009.6.24-8 (for- merly MS 158), KUMZ Rep-000317 (formerly MS 392), QSMI 1162 (formerly MS 419), juvenile females; all captive born on 5 March 2009 from a pair of snakes col- lected in June 2008 from the same locality as holotype.
|Etymology||The specific epithet is an adjective in reference to the type locality, Phuket Island.|
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