About this object

Small snake with flat head and rather long tail. Colour: brown, red-brown or pinkish, sometimes uniform but normally a white band is present on the snout which extends along the side of the head past the eye. Some have double row of dark spots along the back. Length up to 60 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1980.150.21
  • Scientific name
    Lycophidion ornatum Parker, 1936
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Ornate Wolf Snake
  • Collector
    J R F Mills
  • Date collected
    1959/11/11
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Uganda: Kigezi District: Mount Muhabura: Bufumbira
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1961
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: S.78
Object view = Natural Science
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