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.
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
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 second picture
Trimeresurus gumprechti, male 2
Trimeresurus gumprechti, female