Emerald tree boa (Corallus canina (caninus)) Adult showing thermoreceptors between the labial scales These termoreceptors are well developed in the Corallus family and they are very heat-sensitive snakes.
Amazon Rain Forest
ECUADOR, South America
Non-venemous snake whose name means long 'canines'. They eat small mammals and birds and need big teeth to get through the fur or feathers. They are arboreal snakes, usually found in bushes adjacent to water courses, swamps and marshes in the rain forest. Nocturnal snakes that spend the day draped in symmetrical coils over branches. Their prehensile tail assurs a firm grip. They give birth to live young and the young are terra cotta, reddish-orange in colour. Geographic Range: Amazon Basin of Peru and Ecuador, east through Brazil and Bolivia to the Guianas.