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Black-banded Trinket Snake

Black-banded trinket snake is a species of snake native to southeastern Asia. The species is known to be terrestrial and crepuscular. There are twelve recognized subspecies of this species. It is a rat snake and killed its prey by constriction.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Oreocryptophis
    Scientific Name Oreocryptophis porphyraceus

    Other Names Red Bamboo Snake, Red Mountain Racer
    Color Red or orange with black stripes or bands
    Distribution India, Myanmar, Bhutan,  Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, South China, West Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia
    Habitat Often found at an altitude above 800 m in evergreen moist rainforest, monsoon forests
    Diet Mainly rodents, also other small mammals
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season Often at the end of spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 12 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 55 days in captivity

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    Published on November 26th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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