HABITAT AND ECOLOGY This ovoviviparous snake occurs in hilly areas, mainly in semi-evergreen forest, sometimes mixed with bamboo forest, and also in agricultural land in very low densities (Inger and Colwell 1977). In occurs in gardens in central Thailand (T. Chan-ard pers. comm. September 2011). This viper is largely arboreal, with most animals being found a couple of metres off the ground, but usually near water. Its prey includes small vertebrates.
This snake occurs in protected areas within its range, although no species-specific conservation measures are in place.
CLASS : Reptilia
ORDER : Squamata
FAMILY : Viperidae
GENUS : Trimeresurus
SPECIES : Large-eyed Pit Viper ((Trimeresurus macrops (formerly as: Cryptelytrops macrops))
Conservation status : Least Concern
Update : 11 April 2017