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Trimeresurus gumprechti David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal 2002

A beautiful species of the Trimeresurus stejnegeri complex. Trimeresurus gumprechti was described from the Northeast region of Thailand: Provinces of Loei, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, and Chaiyaphum. All these localities are situated in a large complex of low to moderate (up to 1571 m a.s.l. for Phu Luang Mt.), nearly contiguous highlands of Northeast Thailand. Recently this species has been added to the snake fauna of Laos, Vietnam, China and even Myanmar.
Trimeresurus gumprechti is mainly found in rugged, forested areas, often in the vicinity of streams, as well as bamboo thickets. It also occurs near human settlements and along trails. This mostly nocturnal species is definitely arboreal, but can also be met on the ground. Rodents and skinks have been recorded as preys. Trimeresurus gumprechti is ovoviviparous and produces 9 to 15 young per litter.

This species was named, upon his own request, after Mr. Andreas Gumprecht.
It is very easy to keep in captivity and is very commonly bred, but all animals available are from a very limited stem of six specimens.
the pictures below show the variability of the males. All these specimens are offspring of animals from province Loei, Thailand.

Trimeresurus gumprechti, male1

Trimeresurus gumprechti male 1

Trimeresurus gumprechti, male 1 second picture

Trimeresurus gumprechti male 1c

Trimeresurus gumprechti, male 2

Trimeresurus gumprechti male 2b

Trimeresurus gumprechti, female

Trimeresurus gumprechti female

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