About this object

A slender and graceful reptile. Individuals may be one of two distinct colour ‘phases’; a yellow phase or a dark phase. Yellow individuals have a yellowish-brown back, patterned with faint dark spots, while the underside is bright yellow. Dark phase individuals may either be dark or light grey with black or dark spots on the back, and the underside is white, with an abundant covering of small dark spots.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1983.2270.1
  • Scientific name
    Lycognathophis seychellensis (Schlegel, 1837)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Seychelles Wolf Snake
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Seychelles: Praslin Island
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1983.2270.1-2
Object view = Natural Science
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