Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53705

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Colubridae
Genus:Oxybelis
Genus species:Oxybelis sp.

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:up to 1.3 m
Identification:The vine snake is very slender and can be gray, green, brown, or yellow in color. This snake may also have stripes.
Habitat:Tropical forests, urban and rural areas
Diet:Carnivore: lizards, frogs
Reproduction:Female vine snakes lay 4-6 eggs per clutch.
Arboreal snakes are spatially segregated from other snakes.
Behavior:Vine snakes are arboreal and diurnal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Vine snakes are a sit and wait predator, where they use a combination of sight and smell to capture their prey.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
Northern South America
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:reptile
herptile
Vine snake (unidentified)
Colubridae
Snakes
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata