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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Serpentes
Subfamily  Colubrinae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Family  Colubridae
Scientific name  Dendrelaphis
Higher classification  Colubrinae
Order  Scaled reptiles
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Lower classifications  Dendrelaphis pictus, Dendrelaphis punctulatus, Dendrelaphis tristis, Dendrelaphis caudolineatus, Dendrelaphis cyanochloris

Mountain bronzeback dendrelaphis subocularis beautiful snake

Dendrelaphis is a genus of colubrid snakes, distributed from Pakistan, India and southern China to Indonesia, Timor-Leste, the Philippines, Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. There are over forty described species. Asian species are known as bronzebacks, while the Australo-Papuan species are simply called treesnakes.


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Species in the genus Dendrelaphis

Dendrelaphis Dendrelaphis bifrenalis Wikipedia

This list is based on the latest checklist of the snakes of the world and recent revisions and descriptions published in the scientific literature.

Dendrelaphis Dendrelaphis formosus The Reptile Database

A more recent revision of the Australo-Papuan species of Dendrelaphis resulted in the synonymy of D. solomonis within D. calligaster, the elevation of D. keiensis to species status, the resurrection of D. lineolatus from within D. calligaster, and the resurrection of D. macrops and elevation of D. striolatus from within D. punctulatus. The same paper confined D. punctulatus to Australia and D. papuensis to the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea.

Dendrelaphis Dendrelaphis caudolineatus Wikipedia
  • Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871) – Andaman bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis ashoki Vogel & van Rooijen, 2011 – Ashok's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis bifrenalis (Boulenger, 1890) – Boulenger's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis biloreatus Wall, 1908 – Gore's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis calligaster Günther, 1867 – northern treesnake, green treesnake, coconut treesnake
  • Dendrelaphis caudolineatus (Gray, 1834) – striped bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis caudolineolatus (Günther, 1869) – striped bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis chairecacos (F. Boie, 1827) – Karnataka bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921) – blue bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis flavescens Gaulke, 1994 – Sulu bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis formosus (F. Boie, 1827) – elegant bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis fuliginosus Griffin, 1909 – Negros bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis gastrostictus (Boulenger, 1894) – spot-bellied treesnake, montane treesnake
  • Dendrelaphis girii Vogel & Van Rooijen, 2011 – Giri's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890) – southern bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis grismeri Vogel & van Rooijen, 2008 – Grismer's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis haasi van Rooijen & Vogel, 2008 – Haas' bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis hollinrakei Lazell, 2002 – Shek Kwu Chau Is. bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis humayuni Tiwari & Biswas, 1973 – Nicobar bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis inornatus Boulenger, 1897 – Lesser Sunda bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis keiensis (Mertens, 1926) – Kei Is. bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis kopsteini Vogel & van Rooijen, 2012 – Kopstein's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis levitoni van Rooijen & Vogel, 2008 – Palawan bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis lorentzii (van Lidth de Jeude, 1911) – Lorentz's treesnake
  • Dendrelaphis luzonensis Leviton, 1961 – Luzon bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis macrops (Günther, 1877) – big-eyed treesnake
  • Dendrelaphis marenae Vogel & van Rooijen, 2008 – Maren Gaulke's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis modestus Boulenger, 1894 – Moluccan bronzeback, grey Bornzeback, striped bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis ngansonensis (Bourret, 1835) – Ngan-Son bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis nigroserratus Vogel, van Rooijen & Hauser, 2012 – sawtooth-necked bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis oliveri (Taylor, 1950) – Oliver's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis papuensis Boulenger, 1895 – Trobriand Is. treesnake
  • Dendrelaphis philippiensis Günther, 1879 – Philippine bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis pictus (Gmelin, 1789) – painted bronzeback, common bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis proarchos Wall, 1909 – Assam bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis punctulatus (Gray, 1827) – common treesnake, Australian treesnake
  • Dendrelaphis schokari (Kuhl, 1820) – Schokar's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis sinharajensis Wickramasinghe, 2016 – Sinharaja tree snake
  • Dendrelaphis striatus (Cohn, 1905) – striped bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis striolatus (W. Peters, 1867) – Palau treesnake
  • Dendrelaphis subocularis (Boulenger, 1888) – mountain bronzeback, Burmese bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis terrificus (W. Peters, 1872) – Sulawesi bronzeback, terrific bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803) – common bronzeback, Daudin's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis underwoodi van Rooijen & Vogel, 2008 – Underwood's bronzeback
  • Dendrelaphis walli Vogel & van Rooijen, 2011 – Wall's bronzeback
  • Description

    Dendrelaphis Dendrelaphis kopsteini The Reptile Database

    Bronzebacks range in total length (body + tail) from 2 feet (0.61 m) to up to 6 feet (1.8 m). All species have slender bodies with a long tail. Males are shorter in length and brighter in coloration; they also tend to be more active. Females are stouter with duller or darker colorations and are less active. Typical coloration includes red, brown or orange on the head with bronze, brown or olive-green running down the length of the back. The underside of the body is usually bright to pale green or yellow. They have big eyes and bright red tongues. The tail is fully prehensile.


    Dendrelaphis Elegant Bronzeback Dendrelaphis formosus

    Primary prey consists of lizards and frogs but the larger species are capable of taking birds, bats and small rodents. These snakes are entirely nonvenomous.


    Dendrelaphis Wikipedia