Biology:Eastern vine snake

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Short description: Species of snake

Eastern vine snake
Eastern Vine Snake (Thelotornis mossambicanus) (13937474977).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Thelotornis
T. mossambicanus
Binomial name
Thelotornis mossambicanus
(Bocage, 1895)
  • Dryiophis kirtlandii var. mossambicana
    Bocage, 1895
  • Thelotornis capensis mossambicanus
    — Rasmussen, 1981
  • Thelotornis mossambicanus
    — Broadley, 2001

The eastern vine snake (Thelotornis mossambicanus), also known commonly as the eastern twig snake, is a species of venomous snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to Eastern Africa

Geographic range

T. mossambicanus is found in southeastern Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, southern Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, and eastern Zimbabwe.[1]


Further reading

  • Bocage JVB du (1895). Herpétologie d'Angola et du Congo, Ouvrage Publié sous les Auspices du Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Lisbon: Imprimerie Nationale. xx + 203 pp. + Plates I-XIX. (Dryiophis kirtlandii var. mossambicana, new variation, pp. 119–120). (in French).

Wikidata ☰ Q3523551 entry