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Common Names: Mocquard's Beauty Snake
Scientific Name: Orthriophis taeniurus mocquardi
First Described: SCHULZ, 1996

Adult Size: 150-170cm
Temperament: Ranging from good to pure evil
Temperature & Humidity Range:  28°C(82°F) to 25°C(77°F)  70-90%  Provide a humid hide and spray the enclosure occasionally
Brumation: 68° F (20°C) for 2-3 months
Reproduction:  5-15 eggs are laid per clutch hatching from 55 to 77 days at an incubation temperature of 25°-29°C
Known Mutations: Amelanistic/Albino T+, Amelanistic/Albino T-
Natural History:  The species inhabits altitudes up to 1000m. Living in moderately moist areas, landscapes with low dense vegetation, forest edges or areas near water, this is a semi-arboreal snake that is seen in either on the ground or up in trees.

Native To: China, Vietnam.

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SCHULZ, Klaus Dieter (ed.), 2013. Old World Ratsnakes, A collection of papers
SCHULZ, Klaus Dieter, 2010. Synopsis of the Variation in the Orthriophis taeniurus Subspecies Complex, with Notes to the Status of Coluber taeniurus pallidus Rendahl, 1937 and the Description of a new Subspecies (Reptilia: Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae) [in German] Sauria 32 (2): 3-26
SCHULZ, Klaus Dieter, 1996. A monograph of the Colubrid Snakes of the genus Elaphe Fitzinger.

Scale Counts:
Ventrals: 251-264
Subcaudals: 90-125
Dorsals: 23

Conservation Status:
IUCN Red List: Not Listed

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