Porthidium dunni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Porthidium dunni
Species Authority: (Hartweg & Oliver, 1938)
Common Name(s):
English Dunn's Hognose Viper
Trimeresurus dunni Hartweg & Oliver, 1938

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Muñoz-Alonso, A.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Least Concern, because it is relatively widespread and common, although population monitoring may be necessary to determine the extent and population effects of current deforestation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from low elevations of the Pacific foothills and coastal plain from southwestern Oaxaca to extreme western Chiapas, Mexico. The elevational range is from near sea level up to a little over 700 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon but regularly found, including four records from 2004.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs terrestrially in tropical deciduous forest characterized by thorny, relatively short trees. It occurs in secondary forest but not in heavily altered habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to expanding agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by Mexican law under the category A (Threatened). It occurs in the La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve.

Citation: Muñoz-Alonso, A. 2007. Porthidium dunni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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