Oxybelis


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Oxybelis

 

a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae. The body is very slender, the head narrow, the snout elongated and pointed, and the tail long and prehensile. The coloring of the upper side of the body is green, bronze, crimson, or grayish brown. There are five species, which are distributed from Arizona to Argentina. Oxybelis live predominantly on trees and shrubs and are diurnal. They feed on small vertebrates, principally lizards, which they kill with poison, but they are not dangerous to humans. The snakes reproduce by means of eggs.

The best-known species is the green whip snake (O. fulgidus), which measures to 1.5 m long. It is bright green, with two lemon yellow stripes on the underside.

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Aspects of the ecology of the Neotropical vine snake, Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler).
Trophic relationships and foraging strategies of some New World tree snakes (Leptophis, Oxybelis, Uromacer).
A sample of 40 specimens of Oxybelis aeneus (22 females, Mean Snout-Vent Length, SVL = 788.
The following specimens of Oxybelis aeneus were examined from the herpetology collections of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM) and The University of Arizona (UAZ).
Ampliacion de la distribucion geografica de Oxybelis fulgidus (Serpentes: Colubridae) y Agkistrodon bilineatus (Serpentes: Viperidae) en la planicie costera central de Oaxaca, Mexico.
Mastigodryas boddaerti, Oxybelis aeneus, Spilotes pullatus, Tantilla melanocephala, Thecaclactylus rapicauda 2 Interandean valleys, Gonatodes albogularis, Caribe region, Hemidactylus brookii, "piedemonte llanero" Leposoma rugiceps, Liophis and adjacent epinephelus Micrurus lowlands.
Especificamente, en el genero Oxybelis se encuentran organismos comunmente denominados como "bejuquillos", por su cabeza notablemente alargada y acuminada hacia el rostro, sus cuerpos largos y delgados y su colorido muy semejante al del medio en que se encuentran y debido a sus habitos predominantemente arboricolas pasan inadvertidos entre el follaje (Campbell 1998, Lee 2000, Kohler 2003, Perez-Higareda et al.
sebae (Dumeril, Birbron y Dumeril 1854) N X Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler 1824) N X X Pituophis lineaticollis (Cope 1861) N Pliocercus elapoides Cope 1860 N X Pseustes poecilonotus (Gunther 1858) N Rhadinaea decorata (Gunther 1858) N X R.
AREA GENERO Y ESPECIE Prision Cultivo Secundario Primario REPTILES COLUBRIDAE Clelia clelia X Leptodeira annulata X X Leptophis ahaetulla X Oxybelis aeneus X 0.
percarinatum, Leptodrymus pulcherrimus, Pseustes poecilonotus, Oxybelis fulgidus, Stenorrhina degenhardtii y Micrurus browni entre otras), a pesar de que estan disponibles en la literatura o a traves de investigadores consultados por el autor.
A total of 26 specimens of snakes were collected during the study period, 13 being Philodryas nattereri and 13 Oxybelis aeneus.
Oxybelis aeneus and Philodryas nattereri live in sympatry and feed on similar small vertebrates (Vanzolini et al.