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Blunt-Headed Tree Snake

Blunt-headed tree snake is a species of snake belonging to the colubrid family, found in Mexico, Central and South America. The species is nocturnal and arboreal. The snake is rear-fanged.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Imantodes
    Scientific Name Imantodes cenchoa

    Other Names Fiddle-string Snake, Mapepire Corde Violon
    Length Around 31 in; largest recorded specimen measures around 59 in
    Color Light or pale brown upper surface with dark brown lateral patches from the head down the length of the body; underside is mostly white
    Distribution Eastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia, northern Argentina
    Habitat Wet forests, rainforests, low vegetation
    Diet Small lizards, frogs, other reptile eggs
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Breeding Season Some mate year round while some snakes’mating season may be correlated with the wet season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 3 eggs
    Reproductive Age Around 2 years of age
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

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    Published on December 2nd 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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