Tropidophiidae

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Serpentes Family Tropidophiidae

Thumbnail description

Small constricting snakes possessing tracheal lung and without functional left lung; in most species males possess cloacal spurs and vestige of pelvic girdle

Size

Number of genera, species

5 genera; 25 species

Habitat

Open woodland, forest, cloud forest, palm groves, dry scrub forest, rocky hillsides, cliff faces, and caves

Conservation status

No species listed by IUCN

Distribution

Northwestern South America in Colombia and Ecuador; Amazonian Ecuador, Peru, and northwestern Brazil; southeastern Brazil; Central America; southern Mexico; West Indies; peninsular Malaysia and northern Borneo

Distribution

Northwestern South America in Colombia and Ecuador; Amazonian Ecuador, Peru, and northwestern Brazil; southeastern Brazil; Central America; southern Mexico; West Indies; peninsular Malaysia and northern Borneo

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment