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Linnaeus' Sipo

Chironius exoletus

Description:

This green snake is distinct from other Costa Rican species that are primarily green in having large, obliquely arranged dorsal scales in even numbers of rows. It is a moderate-sized species reaching a total length of 1,545 mm.

Habitat:

A rather common inhabitant of Lowland Moist and Wet Forest and Premontane Moist and Wet Forest and Rainforest.

Notes:

A conspicuous, relatively uncommon diurnal species, usually seen foraging on the ground or in low bushes. It spends the night sleeping in bushes or trees up to 4 m above the ground. It feeds primarily on frogs, especially hylids, but also eats lizards.

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5 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 3 years ago

so pretty.

Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 3 years ago

Thank you Ashley, I really appreciate it!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 3 years ago

Thanks Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Nice spotting and photos, Jessie.

Jessie Aguilar
Spotted by
Jessie Aguilar

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 21, 2018
Submitted on May 21, 2018

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