Banded Pit Viper
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banded pit viper
Common Name Banded Pit Viper
Scientific Name Trimeresurus fasciatus
Range Tanahjampea Islands, Indonesia
Status No critical status at this time
Comments The Banded Pit Viper (or Pitviper) is a venomous snake. The "pits" referred to in it's name are actually heat receptors that aid the snake when striking at warm blooded prey. These pits are found midway between the eyes and nostrils.

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Crotalinae
Genus: Trimeresurus
Species: Trimeresurus fasciatus

last update 5/26/08
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