About this object

A fairly large -- 76-122 cm -- relatively slender snake that is orange, reddish brown, brown, or grey with 27-40 squarish black-margined brown or reddish blotches. The belly is checkered with white and black markings, resembling a piano keyboard or Indian corn. Other distinguishing characteristics include a spear-shaped blotch on top of the head, pointing toward the nose, black stripes on either side of the bottom of the tail, smooth scales, and a stripe extending from the back of the eye past the corner of the jaw.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1987.143.244
  • Scientific name
    Elaphe guttata (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Corn Snake
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    unrecorded
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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