Leptodeira annulata is a medium-sized colubrid snake.

Common namesEdit

Banded cat-eyed snake, cat-eyed night snake, machete savane.

Geographic rangeEdit

It is found in northern South America, Margarita and Trinidad and Tobago.


Adults are about 750 mm (30 in.) long and very slender. The head is distinct from the neck, and the large eyes have vertically elliptic pupils. The back is yellowish or brown with a series of dark brown or blackish spots often confluent into an undulous or zigzag stripe.[1] It has a pair of enlarged grooved teeth at the rear of the upper jaw, and produces a mild venom.


It feeds on frogs and small reptiles and may feed on fledgling birds.


Snakes of the genus Leptodeira are oviparous, sometimes exhibiting delayed fertilization.[2]


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  1. Boulenger,G.A.1896.Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History) Vol. III.London.
  2. Wright, A.H. and A.A. Wright. 1957. Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada. Comstock. Ithaca and London.


es:Leptodeira annulata fr:Serpent coco pt:Serpente-olho-de-gato-anelada

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