Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata


Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Family: Colubridae

Genus: Dendrelaphis

Species: D. punctulatus

Specimen Description

The tail of the Common vine snake is very long and thin.The colour of the tail is bronze, brown or blackish- brown which ends with a pointed tip. The Subcaudal scales are paired in a zigzag manner.

About the animal

Common Bronzeback is a diurnal and arboreal species which mainly shows activity fr

om low to moderate heights during whole day. Locomotion very fast in both arboreal and terrestrial environment. Behavior alert, very quick and usually try to escape when threatened in its natural environment. Usually non-offensive but on threatening it laterally inflates much of fore body to show blue edge of most of the dorsal scales, sometimes open its mouth to look larger. Reproduction oviparous. Lays upto 8 eggs in heights mainly in tree holes, under dense leaf litters, cracks etc. New born usually seen from monsoon to starting of winters.