Trimeresurus wiroti

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Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Crotalinae
Genus: Trimeresurus
Subgenus: Trimeresurus (Craspedocephalus)
Species: Trimeresurus wiroti


Type locality: boundaries between the Chawang and Thung Song districts in Nakhonsithammarat province, height of 1,196 feet mean sea level.

Etymology: Named in honor of Thai herpetologist Wirot Nutphand, who first purchased the catch and sent them out for identification.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Palm vit viper
ไทย: งูปาล์ม


  • Ludwig Trutnau, Schlangen Vol. 2 p. 138, 188 : Gigtschlangen, 1981 Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Germany