About this object

Medium-sized, fairly slim snake. Colour very variable, commonest form usually brown with a pair of lines on each side of the head, one through the eye, the other along the cheek, these may extend along the body to various extent. Other colour forms include olive-grey, light yellow, orange, grey or black. Length up to 120 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Lamprophis fuliginosus (Boie, 1827)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Brown House Snake
  • Collector
    John R F Mills
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Uganda: Ankole: Ishingiro: Ruborogota
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Purchased from John R.F. Mills, 1962
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: S.408
Object view = Natural Science
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