- Common names: Himalayan pit viper, Himalayan viper.
is a venomous pitviper species
found along the southern slopes of the Himalayas
. No subspecies are currently recognized.
Occurs along the southern slopes of the Himalayas
from northeastern Pakistan
, to northern India
) 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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