Biology:Bothrocophias colombianus

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Short description: Species of snake

Bothrocophias colombianus
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothrocophias
B. colombianus
Binomial name
Bothrocophias colombianus
Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940
  • Bothrops microphthalmus colombianus
    Rendahl & Vestergren, 1940
  • Trimeresurus microphthalmus
    – Schmidt & Walker, 1943
  • Porthidium colombianum
    – Golay, et al., 1993
  • Bothrops colombianus
    – McDiarmid, Campbell & Touré, 1999
  • Bothrocophias colombianus
    – Campbell & Lamar, 2004[1]

Bothrocophias colombianus, commonly known as the Colombian toad-headed pitviper, is a species of venomous snake in the family Viperidae.[2] It is endemic to South America.[3]

Geographic range

It is found in western Colombia in the departments of Antioquia and Cauca.[1]


In coloration and pattern Bothrocophias colombianus closely resembles its North American "cousin" Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen, commonly known as the northern copperhead.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Reptile Database.
  2. McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN:1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN:1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  3. "Bothrops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 November 2006. 

Further reading

  • Rendahl, H., and G. Vestergren. Notes on Colombian Snakes. Arkiv för Zoologi 33 (5): 1–16. (Bothrops microphthalmus colombianus, p. 15.)

Wikidata ☰ Q2057242 entry