Viperid Snakes (Viperidae Bonaparte, 1840) of Tam-Dao Mountain Ridge (Vinh-Phu and Bac-Thai Provinces, Vietnam)

Nikolai L. Orlov


The data about natural history (altitudinal and biotopical distribution, activity, reproduction, feeding) of five sympatric viperid snakes in Tam-Dao mountain ridge as well the identification keys of Azemiops and four species of Trimeresurus genus are given. Their spatial and trophical separation in tropical forest are discussed.


Viperidae; Serpentes; Azemiops; Trimeresurus; Vietnam; Tam-Dao; natural history

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