Porthidium yucatanicum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Porthidium yucatanicum
Species Authority: (Smith, 1941)
Common Name(s):
English Yucatán Hognose Viper
Trimeresurus yucatanicus Smith, 1941

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Lee, J. & Calderón Mandujano, R.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread, common, and is not declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occupies the northern third of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, in northern Quintana Roo, northern Campeche and Yucatan. It occurs from sea level up to about 150 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits thorn forest and tropical deciduous forest. It can also occur in degraded forest but not in human habitation.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is persecuted by the local population because it is venomous. When fields are being cleared there are a lot of individuals killed.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is protected by Mexican law under the category Pr (Special Protection). Its range includes a few protected areas.

Citation: Lee, J. & Calderón Mandujano, R. 2007. Porthidium yucatanicum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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