Range Description. This species is found in Costa Rica and Panama. In Costa Rica, its elevational range extends from near sea level to m asl., while in. Coluber (Chironius) Donndorff, ; Chironius carinatus – Fitzinger, ; Herpetodryas carinatus — Boulenger, Usage on Chironius carinatus. Usage on Chironius carinatus. Usage on Зипо. Usage on

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Recent notes regarding West Indian reptiles and amphibians. Snout is rounded when viewed from above.

Habits Terrestrial snake with strong arboreal tendencies. The cironius wound should not be tampered with in any way. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.

Chironius carinatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Head is distinct from neck. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Herpetological Review 33 1: Non-venomous, so essentially all chjronius should be “dry”. Eyes are large in size with round pupils.

On reptiles, batrachians, and fishes from the lesser West Indies. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Chironius carinatus? The biology of an equatorial herpetofauna in Amazonian Ecuador.

Klaczko, Julia; Giovanna G. Snakes of the World: Retrieved from ” https: The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: Biota Colombiana 9 2: WilliamsJeff Boundy Coluber carinatus LinnaeusHerpetodryas carinatus Boulenger All rings or other jewellery on the bitten limb, especially on fingers, should be removed, as they may act as tourniquets if oedema develops.


It is a non venomous snake, also distinguished by its pacifistic nature. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru.

Copyright ToxinologyWCH. Herpetological Review 30 4: The basis for reassurance is the fact that many venomous bites do not result in envenoming, the relatively slow progression to severe envenoming hours following elapid bites, days following viper bites and the effectiveness of modern medical treatment. Image title likely the Amazon whipsnake or Machete savane Chironius carinatos W. Local Effects Mild local effects possible.

Chironius carinatus (Linnaeus, ) – Overview

Patients should be advised to return if local symptoms develop, suggesting secondary infection. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Most traditional, and many of the more recently fashionable, first aid measures are useless and potentially dangerous. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4: All species of Chironius are diurnal arboreal snakes inhabiting preferably lowland tropical rainforests, but being also found in humid montane forests as well as open-formation biomes Dixon et al.


After ensuring the patient and onlookers have moved out of range of further strikes by the snake, the bitten person should be reassured and persuaded to lie down and remain still.

Reptiles of Central America. Views Read Edit View history. Treatment Summary Bites by this species are not expected to cause medically significant effects and the only risk, probably small, is local secondary infection. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Seek urgent medical attention. Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. The snakes of Trinidad and Tobago.

Description Chironius carinatus, the Amazon Whipsnake. A light colored stripe runs down the length of the body, fading at the tail. Renal Damage Does not occur, based on current clinical evidence. Dorsal scale count usually 12 – 12 – 8 10 in both males and females. Habitat Up to about metres in gallery forest, tropical rainforest, deciduous subtropical forest, secondary rainforest, riparian woodlands, savanna grasslands and coastal savanna.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Many will be terrified, fearing sudden death and, in this mood, they may behave irrationally or even hysterically. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek.