About this object

Smallish snake with cylindrical body and rather small head with pointed snout and small eyes. Colour variable usually grey or brown with small dark spots or blotches present on the back, sometimes forming irregular transverse bars or arranged in two lines, dark stripe runs along the side of the neck through the eye to the nostril. Length up to 60 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Coronella austriaca Laurenti, 1768
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Smooth Snake
  • Collector
    E M Parker
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Dorset: Wareham
  • Measurements
    total length 51cm
  • Credit line
    Donated by Dorchester Museum, 1956
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 52.08
Object view = Natural Science
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