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  Chrysopelea paradisi
  Family Name : Colubridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Paradise Tree Snake, Paradise Gliding Snake

 
Paradise Tree Snake,Paradise Gliding Snake
  • Description
    • Size :
      1.3 m
      Description :
      Body slender and cylindrical, relatively flat and distinct head. Black above with a green or yellow spot on each dorsal scale. Individuals may have red spots grouped in four along the middle of the back, forming a row of 'flower' patterns. Ventral surface yellowish-green. Top of head and snout with five yellow bands.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Diurnal, arboreal, feeds on lizards and small birds.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Mangroves, Parks & Gardens, Urban, Arboreal
      Distribution :
      Common in nature areas throughout Singapore. Occurs in the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and the Philippines.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2012. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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