About this object

Smallish snake with cylindrical body and rather small head with pointed snout and small eyes. Colour variable usually grey or brown with small dark spots or blotches present on the back, sometimes forming irregular transverse bars or arranged in two lines, dark stripe runs along the side of the neck through the eye to the nostril. Length up to 60 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1981.376
  • Scientific name
    Coronella austriaca Laurenti, 1768
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Smooth Snake
  • Collector
    J Graham
  • Date collected
    1960-07-31
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Dorset: Sandford Heath
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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