Trimeresurus

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Trimeresurus

(trim″ĕ-rĕ-soor′ŭs) [L. trimerus, fr Gr. trimerēs, having three parts + Gr. ouros, tail]
A genus of poisonous tropical pit vipers found primarily in East and Southeast Asia.
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A genetic analysis revealed Protobothrops Himalayanus, which was first spotted at Jilong Valley in southern Tibet Autonomous Region in 2012, to be a new snake species, Hu Huijian, co-chief of the research team, said.
Currently, there are 12 valid species in the genus Protobothrops, of which seven are known to inhabit China and many of them prefer mountain areas at high elevations.
A nearly metre-long Protobothrops mucrosquamatus was hurriedly making its way to my sleeping area, only to get stuck in the mosquito net next to my bed.