Venomous viper species from the Tibetan plateau discovered in museum

The Nujiang pit viper (Gloydius lipipengi), is a new species Shi and al.
It is easy to imagine venomous snakes inhabiting deserts or rainforests. Two new species of venomous snakes, which live in the Tibetan plateau, have been described.

These two new species are Asian pit vipers, or Gloydius, which is a group of venomous snakes that are closely related to rattlesnakes (and lanceheads). They are made up of about twenty-six species, most of which are found in China and Russia.