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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Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.

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Emphasis on habitat protection or restoration is necessary to ensure the presence of northern cat-eyed snakes in their native, Texan range. Connect with us Help us ldptodeira the site by taking our survey.

Dixon and Werler, Communication and Perception Leptodeira septentrionalis uses the vomeronasal system to sense the world around it.

Stapfia 88, Neue Serie 80 Herpetological Septebtrionalis 46 1: The northern range boundary of Leptodeira septentrionalis can be found in the southern tip of Texas.


Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. The Jacobson’s organ is a chemoreceptor that can detect prey as well as pheremones from other snakes. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 8 Januaryat Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 3: Leptodeira septentrionalis breeds once a year in early spring. Body coloration and size of dorsal spots may vary geographically. As a predator and prey, Leptodeira septentrionalis impacts many local populations.

First record of ophiophagy in the widely distributed snake Leptodeira septentrionalis Kennicott, Ophidia, Colubridae. Dipsadinae with implications for character evolution and biogeography. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, second edition. Zool, Cambridge Massachusetts8 3: 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.

Notes on some North American snakes. The crown is dark with a “spearhead” pointed towards the rear.

Frog mating season often coincides with the rainy season, at which time snakes consume mostly amphibians and their eggs.


The origin and diversification of the widespread genus Leptodeira Serpentes: Lifespan of Leptodeira septentrionalis is unknown. The Condor Johns Hopkins University Press.

Wild Herps – Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira septentrionalis)

These snakes are solitary and presumably only come together to mate. Description Northern Septentriona,is Snake Leptodeira septentrionalis When threatened, some individuals may strike the air several times in an effort to ward off the predator, but they will rarely actually bite. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

Snakes of the World: This colubrid snake article is a stub. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

Reptarium The Reptile Database.

While not being able to climb trees, its long slender body allows it to reach low branches in search of sleeping prey.