About this object

Wide olive-brown, black-edged band runs from neck to tail, with a narrow light-olive dark-edged stripe running parallel beneath with olive brown and creamy white stripes along the lower part of the flanks. Head has dark speckling above extending to the nape which has a series of transverse, dark bars. Chin and throat yellowish white, rest of body bright yellow below. Length up to 120 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    59.89.59
  • Scientific name
    Psammophis subtaeniatus Peters, 1882
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES COLUBRIDAE
  • Common name
    Stripebelly Sand Racer
  • Collector
    C J P Ionides
  • Date collected
    1957
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Tanzania: Lindi: Rondo Forest Reserve
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1959
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1959.89.59; Collector Number: R.3787
Object view = Natural Science
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