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Scientists Discover New Species Of Green Palm-Pit Viper
2013-05-14 16:42:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Zookeys say they have discovered a new species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. The new snake species, Bothriechis guifarroi, was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers, but a genetic analysis helped reveal it to be a new species. Bothriechis guifarroi was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2010 aimed at studying the fauna of Texiguat...


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Bothriechis Guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species represents the 15th endemic species that occurs in the region. As a member of the genus Bothriechis,...

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