Holotype: USNM 12380 (formerly 5401), collected by T.J. Paige.
Type locality: “Vermejo river region”, Chaco, Argentina.
- Cope, E.D. 1862. Catalogue of the Reptiles obtained during the Explorations of the Parana, Paraguay, Vermejo and Uraguay Rivers, by Capt. Thos. J. Page, U. S. N.; and of those procured by Lieut. N. Michler, U. S. Top. Eng., Commander of the Expedition conducting the Survey of the Atrato River. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 14: 346–359. BHL Reference page.
- Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2019. Bothrops diporus. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 22 September 2018.