About this object

Large snake, with small, elongated head with a rounded snout and quite short tail. Back is grey, brownish-grey or olive-brown with a series of dark blotches flanked by narrow, dark transverse bars. Top of head has two V-shaped marks with another on the neck. Length up to 1.2 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    60.67.4
  • Scientific name
    Dasypeltis scabra (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Common Egg-eating Snake
  • Collector
    John R F Mills
  • Date collected
    1959-12-13
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Uganda: Ankole: Ishingiro: Ruborogota
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1960
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: S.100; previous number: 1960.67.4
Object view = Natural Science
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