Distribution of Himalayan white-lipped pitviper Trimeresurus septentrionalis Kramer 1977 (Reptilia: Viperidae) in Kumaon Zone, Uttarakhand, India
Shankar Kumar, Paramjit Singh, Deepak Pant
The status with geographical distribution of Himalayan White-lipped Pit viper, Trimeresurus septentrionalis Kramer 1977 in Kumaon Zone,Uttarakhand of India has been described in this article. Various specimens of this species were recorded during a herpetological survey, which was carried out from 2015 to 2020 in different sites of Kumaon Zone, Uttarakhand. There are four specimens found during the survey; 03 dead and 01 alive specimens have been recorded. All dead specimens were victims of roadkill. One alive individual was rescued from a densely populated area. These sightings suggest further surveys to make a baseline database and take effective initiatives for conservation to protect the snakes fauna and protection of people against snake bites in the region.