What kind of snake is the Mangshan pit viper?

Where can you find a pitviper in China?

This pitviper is found in mountainous regions in southern Hunan and northern Guangdong at elevations of 2,620 – 4,270 ft (800 – 1,300 m) asl. Although first discovered in the Mt. Mang mountain range, it is also found in surrounding areas, primarily in subtropical montane forest with thick vegetation and cover.

How big is the tail of a pit viper?

The last 4 inches (10cm) of their tails are a bright white colour. Their eyes match their skin colouration, and are also various shades of green. As with most pit vipers they have large triangular heads, with pits between the eye and nostril. They also have tube like fangs, that are an average of .8 inches (2cm) long. 2.

How long does it take a pit viper to lay an egg?

Most pit vipers are live bearers, however the Mangshan Pit Viper lays eggs. Up to 27 eggs that are around 1.2 inches (30mm) in length will be laid in a nest of leaf litter by the female, who will then aggressively guard the nest and eggs until the eggs have hatched. The eggs will hatch after around 49 – 51 days of incubation.



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