A Yunnan bamboo pitviper (Trimeresurus yunnanensis) from a private collection.
Sri Lankan pit viper, Trimeresurus trigonocephalus, at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
A short-tailed mamushi (Gloydius brevicaudus siniticus) at the St. Louis Zoo.
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