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In the Old World from eastern Europe eastward through Asia to Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, peninsular India and Sri Lanka; in the New World from southern Canada southward through Mexico and Central America to southern South America


Bamboo Pit Viper

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Bamboo Pit Viper is the most widespread Pit Viper of India; in fact this is the only Pit Viper found in most of the dense forests of peninsular India. It can be identified easily by checking triangular head which is much broader than neck, green dorsal marked with rich or faint black markings and yellow belly.

Hump-nosed Pit Viper

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Scales smooth or weakly keeled, Triangular head dinstinctly broader than neck. Small tail, Body Light brown to Chocolate brown. Top head brown separated from black side of head by a distinct pale yellow or white line. Tail tip yellowish/reddish brown. Common name is misleading as the snout is turned up very slightly.

Malabar Pit Viper

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They are nocturnal and usually inactive in the day, sometimes seen basking on rocks or trees near streams. A typical behaviour found is that they are very active during the monsoon season (you get to see many of them). However, once the monsoon ends, you rarely find a Malabar pit viper.