Bothriechis schlegelii

(Eyelash Viper, Bocaraca, Oropel, Toboda de Pestañas)


Note: Venomous.

Note: Distinguished by hornlike scales above the eye.

Habitat: Wooded or secondary growth areas in lowland moist and wet forests and premontane wet forest and rainforest.

Biology: Nocturnal and arboreal.

Food: Feeds on small mammals, frogs, lizards, birds, and bats.

Note: There are multiple color variants in this species.

Source: Savage, Jay M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 935pp.



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