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Brown Vine Snake

Brown vine snake is a species of mildly venomous colubrid snake found only in the Americas. The species is mainly diurnal and arboreal. It is a rear-fanged snake.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Oxybelis
    Scientific Name Oxybelis aeneus


    Other Names Mexican vine snake
    Length Up to 1.9 m (6.2 ft)
    Color Gray to brown with yellow underside; a dark line extends from the snout through the eye and onto the neck
    Distribution Southern Arizona (United States), Mexico, northern South America and Trinidad and Tobago
    Habitat Woodland, semi-desert grassland,
    Diet Lizards, frogs, birds, insects
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Breeding Season Late spring and early summer
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 6 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 3 months
    Average Lifespan 15.2 years in captivity

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    Published on March 7th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 15th May 2019.

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