Gloydius himalayanus

Gloydius himalayanus

Common names: Himalayan pit viper, Himalayan viper.
Gloydius himalayanus is a venomous pitviper species found along the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Pakistan, India and Nepal. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Geographic range

Occurs along the southern slopes of the Himalayas from northeastern Pakistan, to northern India (Kashmir, Punjab) and Nepal. Found at 1524-3048 m altitude. Reports that this species occurs in Sikkim, India, need to be confirmed. The type locality given is "Garhwal, Himalaya, elevation 9000 ft."

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Further reading

  • Gloyd HK, Conant R. 1990. Snakes of the Agkistrodon complex. A monographic review. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Contributions to Herpetology No. 6. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio. vi + 614 pp; 52 pl.
  • Gumprecht A, Tillack F, Orlov NL, Captain A, Ryabow S. 2004. Asian Pit Vipers. Geitje Books, Berlin, 368 pp.
  • Günther A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp.

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