Leptodeira is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as cat-eyed snakes. The genus Leptodiera septentrionalis, Costa Rica – Northern cat-eyed snake (Leptodeira septentrionalis), in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Leptodeira septentrionalis is a species of reptiles with observations. Predation of the Cat-eyed snake Leptodeira septentrionalis on the toad Rhinella humboldti. A: first observation of the individuals when the snake catched the.

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Each ventral scale has a dark border. The specific name is derived from the Latin word septentrionalis, meaning “northern” in reference to the northernmost species in this genus. Range number of offspring 6 to 12 Range gestation period 79 to 90 days Little has been studied regarding the parental investment of Leptodeira septentrionalis.

Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 2: An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, septentrionalsi comments on their nomenclature. Canadian Journal of Zoology Mesoamerican Lptodeira 2 1: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World’s Snakes.

First record of ophiophagy in the widely distributed snake Leptodeira septentrionalis Kennicott, Ophidia, Colubridae. Leptodeira septentrionalis uses the vomeronasal system to sense the world around it. To leptoreira this page: Views View Edit History.

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The egg tooth is lost after hatching. Northern cat-eyed snakes are strictly nocturnal. University of Texas Press, pages Werner, F. Journal of Tropical Ecology6: Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate.


Reptarium The Reptile Database. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico 2: Herpetofauna diversity and microenvironment correlates across a pasture—edge—interior ecotone in tropical rainforest fragments in the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve of Veracruz, Mexico.

Dixon and Werler, ; Lee, Vicariance and dispersal form a ring distribution in nightsnakes around the Gulf of California.

The herpetofauna of Sonora, Mexico, with comparisons to adjoining states. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic lpetodeira, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico.

Leptideira and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding.

Therefor, the hissing and rattling that some snakes emit is meant to deter predators as opposed to communicate intraspecifically.

Dixon and Werler, ; Henderson and Hoevers, ; Roberts, Leptodeira FitzingerSpecies See text Synonyms Coluber, Dipsas, Eteirodipsas, Leptodira, Sibon [1] Leptodeira is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as cat-eyed snakes. Die Schlangen von Venezuela.

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Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, If it is a larger animal, the snake will position it to the back its jaw and will use its rear fangs to puncture the prey many times so the low-toxicity venom will seep into the wounds and eventually paralyze the prey. The presence of chemoreceptors suggests that pheromones play a role in finding or securing a mate.


Leptodeira septentrionalis Dipsadidae heads. National Geographic 1: Peru Cajamarca, Libertad ; Type locality: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Herpetological Review 45 3: Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada.

It inhabits ponds and streams in the Rio Grand Valley, however, the urbanization of this area has caused the habitat of northern cat-eyed snakes to shrink and is threatening to push the species septenfrionalis of Texas. Check List 11 3: Dixon and Werler, Communication and Perception Leptodeira septentrionalis uses the vomeronasal system to sense the leptodeia around it.

Behavior Northern cat-eyed snakes are strictly nocturnal. They feature a thin, dark line on the posterior of each eye. Leptodeira septentrionalis cat-eyed snake. Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru.

Complex evolution in the Neotropics: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico.

Breeding season Northern cat-eyed snakes breed from spring to summer.