The latest species of small snakes, which are known as cabo, is being classified as extinct.
Sam and Roman villas shears are being reintroduced into the Americas, but scientists have warned the reptiles are threatened with extinction.
Villa shears can grow up to six feet long, have black spots on their bodies, and a distinctive yellow stripe running down the centre of their back.
They are usually found in Central America, Mexico and Central America’s Gulf coast.
Their extinction is being attributed to habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and climate change.
It is not known if the new species is related to the cabo.
Cabo Villas Shears are a type of snake which lives in Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico.
They are known to grow up up to 6ft long, weigh up to 500g, and are known for their striking yellow stripe.
The species is called the cabota, from the Spanish word for “cabo”.
Cabotas are believed to have been introduced into the New World by the early Spanish explorers.
Scientists estimate that more than 90 per cent of the Cabotas in the Americas have been lost to the sea.
This is in addition to the 40,000 cabotas which have been removed from the Caribbean and are now in captivity in the United States.
In 2016, researchers from the University of British Columbia reported the species was on the brink of extinction.
They reported that the species had reduced to just 4,000 individuals in captivity, compared to 1.3 million individuals of the same species living in the wild.
The researchers also noted that Cabota shearers are more aggressive than their wild counterparts.
Researchers from the Centre for the Conservation of Biodiversity in the Canary Islands say Cabotamos were once common in the Amazonian rainforests, but have since become a problem in the country.
“They are a very aggressive snake and very destructive,” said Isabel Lopez, the head of the Centre.
“They attack the people that are living in their jungle habitat and they kill people.”
In recent years, scientists have begun reintroducing Cabotams to the Amazon.
There are around 20 Cabotames currently being kept in captivity around the world, and they are not known to harm humans.