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.
  • Scientific name
    Dasypeltis scabra (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Common Egg-eating Snake
  • Collector
    C J P Ionides
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Tanzania: Newala
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1962
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 9243
Object view = Natural Science
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