Corallus ruschenbergerii

Corallus ruschenbergerii

Corallus ruschenbergerii is a nonvenomous boa species in the family Boidae.
Corallus ruschenbergerii  Corallus ruschenbergerii


Corallus ruschenbergerii is one of the largest members of the genus Corallus with adults reaching up to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) in total length (including tail). The colors are typically shades of yellow, brown or gray, although populations on Trinidad and Tobago are often a patternless pure bronze.[6]


C. ruschenbergerii is found in Lower Central America in southwestern Costa Rica (south of 10° N) and Panama, including Isla del Rey, Isla Contadora, Isla de Cébaco and Isla Suscantupu. In South America it occurs in Colombia east of the Andes, north of the Cordillera Central and north of the Cordillera Oriental, northern Venezuela north of the Cordillera de Mérida and in the drainage of the Río Orinoco, north and west of the Guiana Shield, east of the Orinoco Delta. It is also found on Isla Margarita, Trinidad and Tobago. The type locality given is "Panama".


C. ruschenbergerii is a relatively common species found in wide rage of habitats from near sea level to about 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above sea level: mangroves, riparian forests, wet and dry lowland forests, tree-lined savanna, and palm groves.


The primary diet of C. ruschenbergerii consists of rodents and other small mammals, as well as birds and bats.


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SpeciesCorallus ruschenbergerii
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Costa Rica