Protobothrops jerdoni

Jerdon’s Pit Viper

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Protobothrops jerdoniTwo specimens were found in the Talle Valley Range. Both of them were active during the day and were found around 2400m ASL. A recent discovery of Protobothrops jerdoni xanthomelas (Amod Zambre et. al.) is being published. The Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary falls within the range extension described in this paper. Our finding of this subspecies is significant in it being only the second locality for this subspecies in India. Both altitudinal ranges are similar.