Monday, 31 March 2014

Bamboo Viper

Trimeresurus stejnegeri is a species of venomous pit viper endemic to Asia. Its common names include bamboo viper, Chinese tree viper, Chinese green tree viper, and others. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. The specific name, stejnegeri, is in honor of Leonhard Hess Stejneger, Norwegian-born American herpetologist at the Smithsonian Institution for over 60 years.

Bamboo Viper - Photo source link
Bamboo Viper - Photo source link
Bamboo Viper - Photo source link
Bamboo Viper - Photo source link
Bamboo Viper - Photo source link
Bamboo Viper - Photo source link

Friday, 28 February 2014

King cobra

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, with a length up to 18.5 to 18.8 ft (5.6 to 5.7 m). This species, which preys chiefly on other snakes, is found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. Despite the word "cobra" in its name, this snake is not a member of Naja ("true cobras") but belongs to its own genus. Source

 King cobra
 King cobra - Credit
Ophiophagus hannah - Credit
King cobra snake