About this object

Small snake with pear-shaped head and thin neck. Colour and pattern variable, upperparts may be yellowish, brown or grey usually with oblique crossbars separated by dark spaces, flanks often have row of triangular or circular dark markings with pale or white edging. Belly pale usually with brown or reddish spots. Length up to 70 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Echis pyramidum (Geoffroy, 1827)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Northeast African Carpet Viper
  • Collector
    C J P Ionides
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Kenya
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by Charles R.S. Pitman, 1963
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 9581
Object view = Natural Science
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