Pseustes sulphureus

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Yellow-bellied Puffing Snake
Pseustes sulphureus, Atlantic forest, Bahia, Brazil (4872996211).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Pseustes
Species: P. sulphureus
Binomial name
Pseustes sulphureus
(Wagler, 1824)

Pseustes sulphureus, the Yellow-bellied Puffing Snake, is a large (up to 3 m) snake found in northern South America and Trinidad and Tobago. Adults feed on small mammals and birds, while juveniles feed on lizards, mice and rats.


  • Boos, Hans E.A. (2001). The snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX. ISBN 1-58544-116-3.