Sibon nebulatus

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Sibon nebulatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae or Dipsadidae
Subfamily: Dipsadinae
Genus: Sibon
Species: S. nebulatus
Binomial name
Sibon nebulatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms

Sibon nebulatus, commonly known as the clouded snake, is a species of small, slender arboreal snake which is found in southern Mexico, Central America, northern South America, Isla Margarita, and Trinidad and Tobago.[1]

Description[edit]

The body colour of S. nebulatus varies from grey to brown with dark brown irregular ring-like crossbands. These crossbands are edged by fine, irregular, beige spots. The belly ranges from white to beige, speckled with tiny dark brown points. The labial scale on the upper lip behind the eye is enlarged.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sibon nebulatus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 19 April 2015.
  2. ^ Cole CJ, Townsend CR, Reynolds RP, MacCulloch RD, Lathrop A. (2013). "Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: Illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 125: 317–620. doi:10.2988/0006-324x-125.4.317. 

Further reading[edit]

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