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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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Body coloration and size of dorsal spots may vary geographically. The primary diets of northern cat-eyed snakes consist of frogs however, it will also consume lizards, toads, salamanders, tadpoles, small fish and mice.

The University Press of Florida. Die Schlangen von Venezuela. In the above list, a binomial authority or trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species or subspecies was originally described se;tentrionalis a genus other than Leptodeira.

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Several documented predators include crane hawkswhite hawkscollared forest-falconsroadside hawksand great black hawks. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leptodeira septentrionalis?

Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Therefor, the hissing and rattling that some snakes emit is meant to deter predators as opposed to communicate intraspecifically. A nocturnal lifestyle also helps to septentrionallis being detected while active. 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 snakes consist of frogs however, it will also consume lizards, toads, salamanders, tadpoles, small fish and mice.

Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 1: Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. Behavior Northern cat-eyed snakes are strictly nocturnal. Leptodeira septentrionalis has no positive affects on humans. It inhabits ponds septentronalis 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.


Lifespan of Leptodeira septentrionalis is unknown. Journal of Herpetology Etymology The specific name is derived from the Latin word septentrionalis, meaning “northern” in reference to the northernmost species in this genus. Leptodeira bakerip. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, second edition.

Notes on the diet, foraging behavior, and venom of some snakes in Belize. The Organization and Function of the Veneronasal System. Snakes of the Osa Peninsula [Costa Rica].

Herpetological Review 48 3: Studies on the amphibians and reptiles of British Honduras. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. Leptodeira septentrionalis cat-eyed snake. After being captured in the wild, a septentironalis laid a clutch of fertile eggs each of the three years kept in captivity. Annual Review of Neuroscience Bartlett and Bartlett, ; Dixon and Werler, ; Martinez, et al.

Wild Herps – Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira septentrionalis)

Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Leptodeira septentrionalis can be found in North and South America. Vicariance and dispersal form a ring distribution in nightsnakes around the Gulf of California.

The University of Chicago. The ventral surface is pale orange anteriorly but becomes brighter closer to the tail.

It may strike the air several times in a threatening manner, but this species will rarely actually bite. Johns Hopkins University Press.

ADW: Leptodeira septentrionalis: INFORMATION

Within it’s Texan range, Leptodeira septentrionalis prefers semi-arid, thorn brush habitats with ponds or streams in which to hunt breeding amphibians and their eggs. Tlalnepantla UNAM, pp. Dixon and Werler, Key Reproductive Features iteroparous seasonal breeding sexual fertilization oviparous delayed fertilization Breeding interval Northern cat-eyed snakes breed once a year.


Reptiles of Central America. The northern range boundary of Leptodeira septentrionalis can be found in the southern tip of Texas. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Press. The origin and diversification of the widespread genus Leptodeira Serpentes: Bartlett and Bartlett, ; Dixon and Werler, Habitat Regions temperate tropical terrestrial Terrestrial Biomes desert or dune rainforest scrub forest Aquatic Biomes lakes and ponds rivers 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.

Little has been studied regarding the parental investment of Leptodeirq septentrionalis. Snakes of the Peruvian coastal region.

If the file has been modified from its original state, septentrionakis details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those leptoddeira the original file. Leptodeira is a genus of colubrid snakes septentrionqlis referred to as cat-eyed snakes. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding.

An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua.