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  Dendrelaphis cyanochloris
  Family Name : Colubridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Blue Bronzeback

 
Blue Bronzeback
  • Description
    • Description :
      Head distinct from slender body, eyes large. Bronze-brown above, with blue skin between the scales on the neck. A broad black stripe runs from the front of the eye to the neck. Ventral surface yellowish green.

      Often confused with Dendrelaphis formosus (Elegant Bronzeback), but distinguished from D. formosus by the absence of three black stripes along the rear of the body, and differences in the lateral black stripe, which extends from the snout to some way down the side of the body in D. formosus. The eye of D. cyanochloris is also smaller than that of D. formosus.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Diurnal, arboreal. Feeds on lizards and frogs.
      Habitats :
      Arboreal, Forest
      Distribution :
      Distributed from India to Thailand, and the Malay Peninsula.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2012. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Lim, K.P. & Lim, L.K. 1992. A Guide to the Amphibians & Reptiles of Singapore. Singapore: Singapore Science Centre. 160pp 
      Vogel, G. & van Rooijen, Johan. 2007. A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Southeast Asia. Zootaxa. 1394. 25-45 

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