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Linnaeus' Sipo

Chironius exoletus


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.


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


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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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 4 years ago

so pretty.

Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 4 years ago

Thank you Ashley, I really appreciate it!

AshleyT 4 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 4 years ago

Thanks Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 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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