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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It was reviewed on 6 June by FlickreviewR and septentrionnalis confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa Leptodeira Fitzinger The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: After being captured in the wild, a female laid a clutch of fertile eggs each of the three years kept in captivity.

Accessed February 22, at http: During the dry season, these snakes will start feeding primarily on lizards which remain active throughout the arid conditions.

University of Texas Press, pages Werner, F. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 2: Meerman and Stanlee M. Lpetodeira from Flickr via Flickr2Commons. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Annual Review septeentrionalis Neuroscience The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Leptodeira is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as cat-eyed snakes. University of Chicago Press. Dixon and Werler, While not being able to climb trees, its long slender body septentrionqlis it to reach low branches in search of sleeping prey. University of Texas Press. The brown-banded morphs of ground snakes have thinner heads, a less contrasting pattern, and round pupils.


Check List5: The herpetofauna of Sonora, Mexico, with comparisons to adjoining states. The genus consists of 12 species that are native to primarily Mexico and Central Americabut range as far north as the southern tip of Texas in United States and as far south as Argentina in South America. The Jacobson’s organ is a chemoreceptor that can detect prey as well as pheremones from other snakes.

The Organization and Function of the Veneronasal System. There are several species that may septenttionalis confused with northern cat-eyed snakes. The snakes of Honduras.

It may strike the air several times in a threatening manner, but this species will rarely actually bite. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Department of the Interior, Leptoceira, 35 pp.

Views View Edit History. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, second edition. They are also hosts for many parasites including nematodes of the genus Kalicephalus. Their populations run throughout central America to western Venezuela and northwestern Peru in Deptentrionalis America. Behavior Northern cat-eyed snakes are strictly nocturnal. The specific name is derived from the Latin word septentrionalis, meaning “northern” in reference to the northernmost species in this genus.

Leptodeira septentrionalis is considered threatened in the state of Texas.


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If it is cornered, it will become tightly coiled and flattened its head to look more intimidating. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. The diet of northern cat-eyed snakes changes with the seasons. Dixon and Werler, ; Lee, Snakes will drill their heads into the egg sack and eat the eggs one at a time. Views Read Edit View history.

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Leptodeira septentrionalis has no positive affects on humans. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 2: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. 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 out of Texas.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Dixon and Werler, Communication and Perception Leptodeira septentrionalis uses the vomeronasal system to sense the world around setentrionalis. The following page uses this file: Leptodeira septentrionalis septentrionalis Facebook. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding.