Bothriechis marchi

Bothriechis marchi

Bothriechis marchi

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Bothriechis marchi

Bothriechis marchi is a species of pitviper, a venomous snake in the subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae. The species is endemic to Central America. There are no subspecies that are recognized as being valid.

Animal name origin

The specific name, marchi, is in honor of herpetologist Douglas H. March, who died from the bite of a fer-de-lance in 1939.

Appearance

Adults of B. marchi often grow to more than 80 centimetres (31 in) in total length (including tail). The largest specimen on record was 96.8 centimetres (38.1 in). March's palm pit viper is green and relatively slender with a prehensile tail.

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Bothriechis marchi is found on the Atlantic versant of northwestern Honduras and eastern Guatemala. It occurs in mesic forest at elevations of 500–1,500 metres (1,600–4,900 ft) altitude. The type locality given is "the Gold Mines at Quimistan, Santa Barbara, Honduras Republic".

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Bothriechis marchi is viviparous.

References

1. Bothriechis marchi Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bothriechis_marchi
2. Bothriechis marchi on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/203659/2769438

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