Scientific Name: Chrysopelea pelias
Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Burma, southern China, Indo-China, Malay Peninsula, Indonesian islands, and the Philippines 
Average Size: 29.5 in. (75 cm) 
Habitat: Matured Forests 
Activity: Arboreal, sometimes undergrowth 
About the Twin-barred Tree Snake
Twin-Barred Tree Snakes are mildly poisonous,  rear-fanged serpents.  They are rare, some believe endangered, and difficult to find in their native land.  Related to the Paradise Tree Snake, they are primarily arboreal and possess the ability to glide.  They climb trees by utilizing the irregularity of the bark's surface to climb up trees.  They consume lizards for their diet. 
Twin-Barred Tree Snakes glide by leaping from a high surface, like a branch.  With mid-air, they alter the shape of their ventral surface, making their bodies roughly concave in cross-section, which enables them to glide.  To navigate, they have to undulate their bodies through the air. 
Considered a beautiful snake,  the Twin-Barred Tree Snake is red with white and black markings,  or sometimes green markings.  They have narrow, elegant heads and large eyes.  They have slender bodies with long, prehensile tails,  and they are the smallest of the Chrysopelea genus.
- Twin-barred Tree Snake. Link Defunct: <http://www.ecologyasia.com/Vertebrates/twin-barred_tree-snake.htm>
- Wildlife Singapore: Twin-barred Tree Snake: Chrysopelea pelias
- Mattison [New] 233
- Mattison [World] 38
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