About this object

Extremely slender, whip-like snake with characteristic large eyes with keyhole-shaped pupils. Back is light green, greyish or brown and may be marked with light spots and dark bars. a black speckled reddish band extends from the snout through the eye to the rear of the head. Length up to 1.8 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Thelotornis kirtlandii (Hallowell, 1844)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Northern Vine Snake
  • Collector
    V J Wilson
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Southern Africa: Zambia: Kalichero
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1961
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 520
Object view = Natural Science
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