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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Viperidae
Bibliography of the genus Himalayophis
Biodiversity of the family Viperidae


Himalayan Pitvipers



2004 Himalayophis Malhotra & Thorpe (type species: Trimeresurus tibetanus Huang 1982)
Contents: 2 species, of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously assigned to Trimeresurus.
Distribution: India (Arunachal Pradesh), China (Tibet), Nepal.

Himalayophis arunachalensis

Ramda Pitviper



2019 Trimeresurus arunachalensis Captain, Deepak, Pandit, Bhatt & Athreya
Himalayophis arunachalensis Wang, Ren, Chen, Lyu, Guo, Jiang, Chen, Li, Guo, Wang & Che 2020

Remarks: Reported from China by Wang, Ren, Chen, Lyu, Guo, Jiang, Chen, Li, Guo, Wang & Che (2020), but the species has not actually been recorded from any Chinese-controlled areas. The inclusion of arunachalensis in the work above is based on the fact that the distribution of the species is located in the part of Arunachal Pradesh, India, which is claimed by China and considered part of Tibet by the Chinese government (Kai Wang, pers. comm., January 6th, 2021).
Distribution: India (Arunachal Pradesh).

Himalayophis tibetanus

Tibetan Bamboo Pitviper

Tibet-Bambusotter, Tibet-Grubenotter

Tibetansk Bambushugorm

1982 Trimeresurus tibetanus Huang
Himalayophis tibetanus Malhotra & Thorpe 2004
1998 Trimeresurus karanshahi Orlov & Helfenberger (Tillack, Lorenz, Orlov, Helfenberger, Shah & Eckert 2003)

Distribution: China (Tibet), Nepal.