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Banded Flying Snake

The Banded Flying Snake is a species of Southeast Asian snakes that has the ability to glide by stretching its body like a flattened strip using the ribs and has the ability to glide almost 100 meters in one single attempt.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Chrysopelea
    Scientific Name Chrysopelea pelias

    Other Names Twin-barred Tree Snake
    Length Up to 2 ft
    Color Alternating black and yellow lines with bright orange dots along the backside
    Distribution Thailand, Malaysia (Malaya, Penang Island, Pulau Tioman, and East Malaysia), Indonesia (Bangka, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Nako, Natuna Archipelago, Nias, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra, Borneo); Brunei Darussalam; Burma and Singapore
    Habitat Humid forests
    Diet Frogs, skinks, rodents, lizards, bats, birds
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous (venom fatal only to their small prey)
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on December 21st 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th June 2019.

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