(Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
English : Green cat snake
French : Serpent vert aux yeux de chat
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Colubridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Slender-bodied snake with long prehensile tail, reaching a body length of 2 meters. Head distinct from neck with large eyes with vertical pupil. Body coloration bright green to blue-green. Head sometimes bluer or even brown.
Range and habitat
South-East Asia from extreme Eastern India to South China in the Yunnan Province, south to Indochina and Malaysia. Lives in woodlands, forests and wooded grasslands up to 2100 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : This species is very widespread and common. Deforestation occurs within its range but the species seems to be quite tolerant to habitat change.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known