Geographical Range Philippines
Habitat Forests
Scientific Name Trimeresurus mcgregori
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

Pitvipers are named for the shallow "pit" found between the eye and nostril on both sides of the head. Each of these pits -- sensitive to infrared light -- can detect the heat of warm-blooded prey. This helps the snake strike its victim. The Philippine pitviper occurs in several different colors, ranging from brown to silver to various shades of yellow.

Did You Know?

This snake is venomous.