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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Bartlett and Bartlett, ; Dixon and Werler, Habitat Regions temperate tropical terrestrial Terrestrial Biomes desert or dune rainforest scrub forest Aquatic Biomes lakes and ponds septentironalis and streams temporary pools Range elevation 1, high m ft Physical Description Leptodeira septentrionalis is characterized by a head that is much wider than its neck and large eyes with vertical pupils that give the common name, cat-eyed snakes. Teeming life of a rain forest.

Leptodeira septentrionalis is considered threatened in the state of Texas. Behavior Northern cat-eyed snakes are strictly nocturnal.

Stapfia 88, Neue Serie 80 Above, these snakes are tan, buff, pale gold, or pale orange yellow with a distinctive pattern of large to medium-sized, brown, dorsal blotches or “saddles”. Septenttrionalis of the Boundary. Leptoeeira brown-banded morphs of ground snakes have thinner heads, a less contrasting pattern, and round pupils.

The type of Leptodira dunckeri has been lost, hence it is impossible to determine its identity with certainty. The Condor The reptiles and batrachians of North America. Leptodeira septentrionalis septentrionalis Northern Cat-eyed Snake.


Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain. Peru Cajamarca, Libertad ; Type locality: Leptodeira is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as cat-eyed snakes.

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Accessed March 20, at http: Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: These snakes are solitary and presumably only come together to mate. Dixon and Werler, ; Halpern, ; Mattison, Communication Channels visual chemical Other Communication Modes pheromones Perception Channels visual tactile vibrations chemical Food Habits The primary diets of northern cat-eyed septenteionalis consist of frogs however, it will also consume lizards, toads, salamanders, tadpoles, small fish and mice.

In general, parental care is not well developed in snakes. Reproductive age for this species is currently unknown. Texas Parks and Wildlife Press.

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The ventral surface is pale orange anteriorly but swptentrionalis brighter closer to the tail. They have not been observed defending territories and seem to be a nomadic species. Check List 10 4: The ear structures they do have are situated near the ground which greatly enhances their ability to perceive vibrations.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leptodeira. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

Herpetological Review 46 1: Herpetofauna diversity and microenvironment correlates across a pasture—edge—interior ecotone in tropical rainforest fragments in the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve of Veracruz, Mexico. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.

Females lay between 6 and 12 eggs per clutch and the gestation period lasts between 79 to 90 days. The Le;todeira Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Little has been studied regarding the parental investment of Leptodeira septentrionalis. The egg tooth is lost after hatching.


A zookeeper that was bitten by one of these snakes received symptoms no worse than a bee sting. To cite this page: Bartlett and Bartlett, ; Leptodeirz and Werler, ; Martinez, et al. Herpetological Sptentrionalis 45 3: Meerman and Stanlee M. Dipsadinae with implications for character evolution and biogeography. Young cat-eyed snakes resemble adults, but have much stronger coloration. After being captured in the wild, a female laid a clutch of fertile eggs each of the three years kept in captivity.

Anfibios y Reptiles [del Ecuador]. Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons. The origin and diversification of the widespread genus Leptodeira Serpentes: Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Leptodeira septentrionalis uses the vomeronasal system to sense the world leptoderia it.

Leptodeira septentrionalis are oviparous and lay 6 to 12 eggs per clutch. If the prey is small enough, the snake will swallow it whole while it is still alive. Body coloration and size of dorsal spots may vary geographically.