Asian Pitvipers: Breeding Experience and Wildlife documents the experiences of Dick Visser, one of the first Europeans to successfully breed Asian Pitvipers. This book is a combination of travelling experiences, long-term breeding experience (the author's as well as some other breeders') and data from the literature available. Among the photographs are some recently described species such as Trimeresurus gunaleni, T. rubeus, T. cardamomensis, T. toba and T. phuketensis. Trimeresurus brongersmai, of which only a few photographs of alive specimens have been published so far, is represented with images of various individuals. In addition, Visser has produced a series of watercolours (Tropidolaemus, and also Protobothrops jerdoni) for comparative purposes. An up-to-date checklist provided by Patrick David and Gernot Vogel, current scientific authorities on Asian Pitvipers, forms the appendix of this volume.
Dick Visser. 2015. 571 pages. Hardcover. ISBN - 9783899734508