Oxybelis Oxybelis fulgidus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Sauropsida Order: Squamata Suborder: Serpentes Family: Colubridae Genus: Oxybelis
Oxybelis is a genus of colubrid snakes known commonly as Vine Snakes. They are found from the southwestern United States, through Central America, to the northern countries of South America. Though similar in appearance to the Asian species of vine snake of the genus Ahaetulla, they are not related, and are an example of convergent evolution.
There are four widely recognized species in the genus Oxybelis.
- Mexican Vine Snake, Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler, 1824)
- Cope's Vine Snake, Oxybelis brevirostris (Cope, 1861)
- Green Vine Snake, Oxybelis fulgidus (Daudin, 1803)
- Roatan Vine Snake, Oxybelis wilsoni Villa & McCranie, 1995
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