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Golden Tree Snake

Koh Samui, Thailand

Common names: golden tree snake, ornate flying snake, golden flying snake.

Chrysopelea ornata is a colubrid snake found in South and Southeast Asia. It is, along with the
other species in its genus Chrysopelea, very unusual in that it is capable of a type of gliding
flight. It is also rear-fanged.

Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Chrysopelea
Species: Chrysopelea ornata

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Kim 31-Dec-2010 14:32
Perfect photo of it Monique.
Guest 12-Dec-2010 17:31
Belongs on the cover of National Geographic!!!
Guest 11-Dec-2010 23:18
Wow... it holds it's head like a cobra. Great looking Snake Specimen!