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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, 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.

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • 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
  • CHEN, ZENING; JIANPING YU, GERNOT VOGEL, SHENGCHAO SHI, ZHAOBIN SONG, YEZHONG TANG, JIA YANG, LI DING, CANGSONG CHEN 2020. A new pit viper of the genus Trimeresurus (Lacépède, 1804) (Squamata: Viperidae) from Southwest China. Zootaxa 4768 (1): 112–128 - 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.
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • 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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