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Dog-Toothed Cat Snake

Dog-toothed cat snakes are large, mildly poisonous, rear-fanged species of snakes belonging to the colubrid family, found in large parts of Asia. They are both terrestrial as well as arboreal. They are nocturnal too.

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

    Length More than 2m
    Color Orange-brown to yellowish-brown body; from the neck to the tail tip there are white-edged irregular dark bars, presence of an irregular dark stripe at the back of the eye
    Distribution Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippine Islands
    Habitat Edge of rainforest, palm plantations
    Diet Small birds, bird eggs, lizards, small mammals
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 12
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on September 26th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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