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Northern Tree Snake

Northern tree snake is a species of non-venomous snake occurring in Queensland, Cape York Peninsula and Papua New Guinea. The species is diurnal, slender and large-eyed.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Dendrelaphis
    Scientific Name Dendrelaphis calligastra

    Other Names Beautiful-bellied tree snake
    Length Up to 1.2 m
    Color Greenish, brown, or grayish upper surface with cream or yellow belly; dark stripe running across the eye
    Distribution North Queensland, eastern Cape York Peninsula,  southern Papua New Guinea
    Habitat Rainforest, open forest, urban and agricultural regions
    Diet Frogs, reptiles
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 5 to 12 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 29th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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