Craspedocephalus wiroti

Craspedocephalus wiroti, also known commonly as Wirot's pit viper, is a species of venomous pitviper in the family Viperidae. The species is native to Southeast Asia.

Craspedocephalus wiroti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Craspedocephalus
C. wiroti
Binomial name
Craspedocephalus wiroti
Trutnau, 1981
  • Trimeresurus wiroti
    Trutnau, 1981
  • Trimeresurus (Craspedocephalus) wiroti
    David et al., 2011
  • Craspedocephalus wiroti
    Wallach et al., 2014


The specific name, wiroti, is in honor of Thai herpetologist Wirot Nutaphand (1932–2005).[3]

Geographic rangeEdit

C. wiroti is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand.[1][2]


The preferred natural habitat of C. wiroti is forest, at altitudes from sea level to 1,200 m (3,900 ft).[1]


C. wiroti is arboreal.[2]


C. wiroti is oviparous.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Grismer, L.; Chan-Ard, T. (2012). "Trimeresurus wiroti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T192223A2057854. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T192223A2057854.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Craspedocephalus wiroti at the Reptile Database. Accessed 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Trimeresurus wiroti, p. 288; "Nutaphand", p. 192).

Further readingEdit

  • Chan-ard T, Parr JWK, Nabhitabhata J (2015). A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand. New York: Oxford University Press. 352 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-973649-2 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-19-973650-8 (paperback). (Trimeresurus wiroti, p. 348).
  • Das I (2012). A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford, England: John Beaufoy Publishing. 176 pp. ISBN 978-1906780708.
  • Trutnau L (1981). Schlangen im Terrarium: Haltung, Pflege und Zucht in zwei Bänden. Band 2. Giftschlangen [= Snakes in the Terrarium: Keeping, Care and Breeding, in Two Volumes. Volume 2. Venomous Snakes ]. Stuttgart: Eugen Ulmer Verlag. 200 pp., 63 color plates. ISBN 978-3800170524. (Trimeresurus wiroti, new species, p. 188). (in German).