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Leptophis ahaetulla nigromarginatus, the Black-skinned Parrot Snake, is a snake of the colubrid family.[1] It is one of 12 recognized subspecies of the Parrot Snake, Leptophis ahaetulla[2][3]

Geographic rangeEdit

It is found in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

DescriptionEdit

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L. a. nigromarginatus is a bright green, slender, medium-sized, snake. Adults are typically 60–100 cm in length. Black edges around the outer margin of each scale form a distinctive net-like pattern on the dorsal surface of the animal. The ventral surface has a metallic sheen, and may be green or rust-colored.

HabitatEdit

It is arboreal, living in dense brushy vegetation. It is found in secondary and primary forest.

BehaviorEdit

Active during the daytime, sleeps in vegetation at night.

DietEdit

It feeds on lizards, frogs and small birds.

ReferencesEdit

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