About this object

A smooth-scaled, snake-like reptile, usually brown or grey but occasionally reddish or coppery above, females may have dark flanks and dorsal stripe. Total length 28-54 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1964.57.251
  • Scientific name
    Anguis fragilis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA ANGUIDAE
  • Common name
    Slow Worm
  • Collector
    John M Breeds
  • Date collected
    1960-08-27
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Dorset: Creech
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Ian Prestt, 1963
  • Red Book Data status
Object view = Natural Science
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