The Ornate Cantil, also called Taylor's Cantil, is a subspecies of the Mexican Cantil or Mexican Pit Viper.
It is native to a region of northeastern Mexico. Some give it full species status.
One of four subspecies, it looks similar to the nominal Mexican Cantil in black and white but has lemon, gold and/or brown in
its white bands. Cantil is an ancient native word for white-lipped. It can grow to nearly a metre long and is highly venomous.
Juveniles are brown with a greenish-yellow tail end which they use to attract prey.