Common Names: Yunnan Beauty Snake
Scientific Name: Orthriophis taeniurus yunnanensis
First Described: ANDERSON, 1879
Adult Size: 140-160cm
Temperament: Ranging from good to pure evil
Temperature & Humidity Range: Provide a thermal gradient of 28°C(82°F) to 25°C(77°F), humidity in the range of 60-70%, a humid hide and mist enclosure with tepid water whilst in slough.
Brumation: 50-59 F (10-15C) for 2-3 months
Reproduction: 5-15 eggs are laid per clutch, hatching from 55 to 77 days at an incubation temperature of between 25 and 29°C
Known Mutations: Albino
A European breeder who has worked with this species for several years has an Albino specimen in his collection.
Natural History: A semi arboreal montane snake inhabiting altitudes of 700 - 3100m. This species has an extremely wide distribution area from the Himalayan borders to the tropical forests in Burma. Living in forests, karst caves, moderately moist landscapes with dense vegetation.
Native To: Burma (Myanmar), China, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.
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IUCN Red List: Not Listed