When green means danger: A stunning new species of palm-pitviper from Honduras

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:00 in Biology & Nature

A remarkable new species of bright green palm-viper has been discovered in a threatened cloud forest in Honduras, and is named to honor grassroots conservationist Mario Guifarro, who was assassinated in 2007. Despite being superficially similar to other Honduran palm pitvipers, the closest relative to the new species lives over 600 km to the south in Costa Rica.

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