About this object

Fairly small snake with cylindrical body and short tail. Usually shiny black or blackish-grey in colour with iridescent scales. Length up to 65 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1962.168.19
  • Scientific name
    Atractaspis irregularis (Reinhardt, 1843)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES ATRACTASPIDIDAE
  • Common name
    Variable Mole Viper
  • Collector
    John R F Mills
  • Date collected
    1962-05-05
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Uganda: Ankole: Mbarara
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Purchased from John R.F. Mills, 1962
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: S.421
Object view = Natural Science
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