About this object

Light or greyish brown with dark, broad band extending along back, the centre of which runs an irregular series of wavy, yellowish white elongated blotches or streaks. Flanks lightly spotted with black and marked with large dark blotches, sometimes with pale centres. Top of the head dark brown marked with yellowish white line from snout back through the eye. Below whitish with dark brown or black blotches. Length up to 6 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1962.102.5
  • Scientific name
    Python sebae (Gmelin, 1788)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES BOIDAE
  • Common name
    African Rock Python
  • Collector
    M L Benson
  • Date collected
    1961-06
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Cameroon: Limbé
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Purchased from M.L. Benson, 1962
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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