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Green Vine Snake

Green vine snake is a species of slender snake belonging to the colubrid family, found only in Central America and northern South America. The species is diurnal and arboreal. The snake is popular as pets.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Oxybelis
    Scientific Name Oxybelis fulgidus


    Other Names Flatbread snake
    Length 1.5–2 m (59–79 in)
    Color Bright green upper surface with yellowish green underside and upper lip; a narrow yellowish-white stripe runs along each side of the belly and tail
    Distribution Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Guiana,  Guyana, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Dominican Republic
    Habitat Rainforest or gallery forest
    Diet Birds, mouse, lizard
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 10 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 100 days
    Average Lifespan 9 to 15 years in captivity

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    Published on February 26th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2018.

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