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Banded Cat-Eyed Snake

Banded cat-eyed snake is a medium-sized, mildly poisonous species of snake belonging to the colubrid family, found in the New World. There are two recognized subspecies of this snake. They are nocturnal and arboreal as well as terrestrial.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Xenodontinae
    Genus Leptodeira
    Scientific Name Leptodeira annulata

    Other Names Cat-eyed Night Snake, Culebra de pantano, Come Sapo,  Machete savane, Mapana de agua, Culebra destenida, Mapana tigre, Ranera
    Length Around 30 in
    Color Yellowish or brown back with dark brown or blackish spots often converging into an zigzag or undulous stripe
    Distribution Mexico, Central and South America including the islands of Margarita, and Trinidad and Tobago
    Habitat Moist and dry forest, forest edge, riparian zones, margins of marshes and swamps
    Diet Frogs, frog eggs,  lizards, salamanders, fledgling birds
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 12

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    Published on September 24th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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