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Rainforest Hognosed Pit-viper

(Porthidium nasutum)

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A fairly stocky pit-viper; tip of snout of rounded triangle head is strongly upturned, providing the basis lor the name; tan, brown, or reddish-, grayish, or yellowish brown, often with triangular or rectangular light or dark blotches; dark brown eyes; to 60 cm (24 in). (Tamagá).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacilic slopes; prefers open areas, clearings; often found near logs, stumps, and litter piles.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Rainforest Hognosed Pit-viper (Porthidium nasutum), Costa Rica