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Puffing Snake

The puffing snake is a new world snake that belongs to the nonvenomous colubrid family. They are mostly arboreal (living on treetops) and might bite if handled.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Phrynonax
    Species P. poecilonotus
    Scientific Name Phrynonax poecilonotus

    Other Names Dos cocorite, papa-ovo, bird snake
    Length Up to 2.7 meters
    Coloration The dorsal part is dark and the ventral is light, mostly yellow
    Distribution From Mexico to Central America up to northern and central regions of the South American continent, as well as Trinidad and Tobago
    Habitat Dense rain forests with tall vegetation and trees
    Diet Can consume any terrestrial vertebrate that are small enough for them to swallow, and also bird eggs
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous

    Puffing Snake Pictures Gallery

    Published on September 10th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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