About this object

The snake's colouration is olive or brown above with a yellow lateral stripe, bordered below by a dark line between the outer scales and the ventrals. A black stripe on each side of the head passes through the eye, widens or breaks up into spots, separated by bluish-green bands on the nape. The upper lip is yellow, and the lower surface yellowish or greenish. Length up to 120 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    31.12.14.210
  • Scientific name
    Dendrelaphis pictus (Gmelin, 1788)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Gmelin's Bronzeback
  • Collector
    W S Laverock
  • Date collected
    1914-04-10
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Malaysia: Selangor: Kuala Lumpur
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Federated Malay States Museums, 1914
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 31.12.1914.210
Object view = Natural Science
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