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Bothrops insularis (Golden Lancehead)

Synonyms: Bothropoides insularis; Lachesis insularis

Wikipedia Abstract

Bothrops insularis, commonly known as the golden lancehead, is a venomous pitviper species endemic to Ilha da Queimada Grande, off the coast of São Paulo state, in Brazil. The species is named for the light yellowish brown color of its underside and for its head shape which is characteristic of the genus Bothrops. No subspecies of Bothrops insularis are currently recognized.
View Wikipedia Record: Bothrops insularis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Bothrops insularis


Gestation [1]  4 months 15 days
Litter Size [1]  7
Venomous [2]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay Yes


Brazil (Queimada Grande Island, Sao Paulo) Terra typica: Isla Queimada Grande, São Paulo, Brazil.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Reproduction in Neotropical Pitvipers, with Emphasis on Species of the Genus Bothrops, Selma Maria Almeida-Santos and Maria da Graca Salomão, Biology of Vipers, p. 445-462, 2002
2Living Hazards Database, Armed Forces Pest Management Board, U.S. Army Garrison - Forest Glen
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access