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Texas Lyre Snake

The Texas Lyre Snake lives in the USA and Mexico and belongs to the Colubrid group, though some consider them to be an independent species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Trimorphodon
    Species Trimorphodon biscutatus
    Scientific Name T. b. vilkinsonii

    Length Approx 1 meter
    Color Brown, tan or gray with deep brown blotches down the back
    Distribution USA (Big Bend region of Texas and southern New Mexico) and Mexico (northeastern Chihuahua)
    Habitat Mostly in rock crevices
    Diet Mainly lizards; also rodents, frogs, bats and birds
    Venom Fact Mildly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Approx 12 eggs

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    Published on December 12th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 7th June 2019.

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