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YELLOW-STRIPED SIPO SNAKE Chironius flavolineatus
The species in this genus are known as "Sipo Snakes" and are arboreal in habits. They move quickly and smoothly through the trees and are equally adept on land and in water. They hunt lizards and amphibians. Though variable this species can usually be identified by its yellow vertebral line.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPREP452PH) Adult, location unknown (Alberto Esquivel October 2006).
FIGURE 2 - (FPREP453PH) Same individual (Alberto Esquivel October 2006).
FIGURE 3 - (FPREP454PH) Same individual underside (Alberto Esquivel October 2006).