Hognosed Pit Viper

The Hognosed Pit Viper is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

hognosed pit viper just inches from the trail we were walking on, though that’s another story. If you go to Costa Rica, you’ll want to include at least one volcano, one jungle, and one beach in your itinerary. More

It turned out the snake was a Hognosed Pit Viper, which is poisonous. A park ranger who spoke very little English said, “‘This is not good. This is poisonous snake.’” The group with Wiley immediately began trying to get medical attention for him. More

Common names

Hognosed Pit Viper in English - English
Nasenlanzenotter in German - Deutsch
Nauyaca-nariz de cerdo narigona in Spanish - español
Rainforest Hognose Viper in English - English

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Order : Squamata
Family : Viperidae
Genus : Porthidium
Species : Porthidium nasutum
Authority : BOCOURT 1868