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Paradise Flying Snake

Paradise Flying Snakes are found in Southeast Asia and can easily glide their bodies through the air by flattening their bodies into strips with the help of their ribs, covering almost 100 meters at one go. They can kill their prey by both poisoning and constriction.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Chrysopelea
    Scientific Name Chrysopelea paradisi

    Other Names Paradise tree snake
    Length Up to 4 ft
    Color Primary green as the base color with beige to white dots all over the body
    Distribution India (Andaman Islands), Thailand, Indonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Java, Mentawai Archipelago, Natuna Archipelago, Nias, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra, We, Borneo, Sulawesi), Brunei Darussalam; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippine Islands; Singapore
    Habitat Dense forests and treetops
    Diet Mostly lizards and bats
    Venom Fact Mildly Venomous (venom potent to only small prey)
    Breeding Season Summer to monsoon
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on December 25th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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