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Painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus)

Painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) is an animal species in Colubridae, an arboreal snake that inhabits trees, has a long and slender body, a short monk and wide eyes, brownish bronze color on the top, greenish white on the bottom and a linear black line.

D. pictus has a length of up to 1.5 meters. The top is bronze-brown, the sides have one or two thin blackish stripes and the two are separated by a thick cream or yellowish line.

Dlium Painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus)


The underside has a greenish white or cream or pale yellow color. The head is the same color as the upper body, but in front and behind the eyes have a wide, elongated black plot. Eyes are black.

Painted bronzeback inhabits rainforest to plantation and agricultural land, often found near human settlements. Active during the day and usually roams in trees, plants and bushes. Sometimes also wander on the ground or grass. This snake includes low poison and does not harm humans.

If feel threatened will flatten neck that both sides of the neck will show the edges of the scales which are bluish in color. The main food is lizards, lizards, geckos and small frogs. The female lays 2-10 eggs. Each young snake that hatches is 25 cm long.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Ahaetuliinae
Genus: Dendrelaphis
Species: Dendrelaphis pictus

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