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Trimeresurus mcgregori TAYLOR, 1919

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: McGregor's pitviper, McGregor's Tree Viper
G: Batanes-Bambusotter 
SynonymTrimeresurus mcgregori TAYLOR 1919: 110
Trimeresurus flavomaculatus mcgregori — LEVITON 1961
Trimeresurus flavomaculatus macgregori — KLEMMER 1963
Trimeresurus flavomaculatus mcgregori — WELCH 1994: 115
Trimeresurus mcgregori — GUMPRECHT 2001
Trimeresurus mcgregori — GUMPRECHT et al. 2004
Parias flavomaculatus mcgregori — MALHOTRA & THORPE 2004
Trimeresurus mcgregori — MATTISON 2007: 225
Parias mcgregori — ORLOV et al. 2009
Parias mcgregori — GUO et al. 2010
Trimeresurus (Parias) mcgregori — DAVID et al. 2011
Parias mcgregori — WALLACH et al. 2014: 538
Parias mcgregori — GUO et al. 2018
Trimeresurus (Parias) mcgregori — MIRZA et al. 2023 
DistributionPhilippines (Batan Island)

Type locality: Batan Island, Philippines.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesNeotype: CAS 60525 

Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016).

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Richard Crittenden McGregor (1871-1936), an Australian-born American ornithologist who collected the viper holotype (1907). At the time of his death he was Editor of the Philippine Journal of Science and Chief of the Publicity Division, Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Manila. 
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