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Blacktail Cribo

The Blacktail Cribo is a species of colubrid snakes, and, hence, nonpoisonous. These are large snakes are found in different parts of both the Americas, and has one recognized subspecies.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Drymarchon
    Species D. melanurus
    Scientific Name Drymarchon melanurus

    Other Names Middle American Indigo Snake
    Length 1.80 m (6 ft) to over 2.40 m (8 ft)
    Coloration Olive brown with the underside being olive yellow; the subspecies is solid black
    Distribution Southwestern parts of USA, Mexico, Central America, and northern parts of South America
    Habitat Gulf and coastal regions from the sea level up to about 1,900 m asl
    Diet Mostly rodents, also smaller snakes, any amphibian including toads and frogs, as well as birds
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 6th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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