Chironius scurrulus

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smooth machete savane
Chironius scurrulus (Yasuni).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Chironius
Species: C. scurrulus
Binomial name
Chironius scurrulus
Wagler, 1824
  • Natrix scurrula Wagler, 1824
  • Coluber scurrula - Wagler, 1830
  • Herpetodryas carinatus var. scurrula - Jan, 1863
  • Chironius scurrulus - Hoge, 1964[1]

Chironius scurrulus, commonly known as the smooth machete savane, is a large slender colubrid snake. It is also known as Wagler's sipo.

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in tropical rainforests of the Brazilian Amazon,Southeastern Colombia,northern Bolivia, Ecuador, east of Venezuela, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana.


The dorsal scales are in only 10 rows.[2]

Habitat and Biology[edit]

It feeds on frogs and lizards.Are diurnal, are mobilized on the ground or small trees and shrubs, bushes sleep on primary and secondary forests, clearings and forest edges.


  1. ^ The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Boulenger, G.A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume II. London. pp. 75-76.

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

  • Wagler, J.G. 1824. Serpentum Brasiliensium species novae, ou histoire naturelle des espèces nouvelles de serpens. In: J.B. Spix. Animalia nova sive species novae. pp. 1–75.