Common Names - Scientific Names

SOUTHERN AFRICAN SNAKES

Common NamesScientific Names
Albany AdderBitis albanica
Anchieta's Cobra Naja anchietae
Anchieta's Dwarf PythonPython anchietae
Angola File SnakeMehelya vernayi
Angola Shovel-snoutProsymna angolensis
Angolan Coral Snake Aspidelaps cowlesi
Angolan Garter SnakeElapsoidea semiannulata
Aurora House SnakeLamprophis aurora
Barotse Water SnakeCrotaphopeltis barotseensis
Beetz's Tiger SnakeTelescopus beetzii
Berg AdderBitis atropos
Bibron's Blind SnakeTyphlops bibronii
Bicloured Quill-snouted SnakeXenocalamus bicolor bicolor
Black Centipede EaterAparallactus guentheri
Black File SnakeMehelya nyassae
Black MambaDendroaspis polylepis
Black Spitting Cobra Naja nigricincta woodi
Black Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops nigricans
Black White-lipped SnakeAmblyodipsas microphthalma nigra
Black-necked Spitting CobraNaja nigricollis nigricollis
BoomslangDispholidus typus typus
Boulenger's Garter SnakeElapsoidea boulengeri
Boyle's Beaked Blind SnakeRhinotyphlops boylei
Brown House SnakeLamprophis fuliginosus
Cape Centipede EaterAparallactus capensis
Cape CobraNaja nivea
Cape Coral SnakeAspidelaps lubricus lubricus
Cape File SnakeMehelya capensis capensis
Cape Sand SnakePsammophis leightoni leightoni
Cape Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops conjunctus conjunctus
Cape Wolf SnakeLycophidion capense
Common Brown Water SnakeLycodonomorphus rufulus
Common Or Rhombic Egg EaterDasypeltis scabra
Common Or Rhombic Night AdderCausus rhombeatus
Common Purple-glossed Snake Amblyodipsas polylepis hildebrandtii (ssp)
Common Purple-glossed SnakeAmblyodipsas polylepis polylepis
Common Slug EaterDuberria lutrix lutrix
Common Tiger SnakeTelescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus
Cream-spotted Mountain SnakeMontaspis gilvomaculata
Cross-barred Tree SnakeDipsadoboa flavida broadleyi
Cross-marked Or Montane Grass SnakePsammophis crucifer
Damara Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops labialis
Damara Tiger SnakeTelescopus semiannulatus polystictus
De Coster's Garter Snake Elapsoidea decosteri
Delalande's Beaked Blind SnakeRhinotyphlops lalandei
Desert Mountain AdderBitis xeropaga
Distant's Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops distanti
Duerden's Or Beaked Burrowing AspAtractaspis duerdeni
Dusky-bellied Water SnakeLycodonomorphus laevissimus
Dwarf Beaked SnakeDipsina multimaculata
Dwarf Sand SnakePsammophis angolensis
Dwarf Wolf SnakeLycophidion nanum
East African Egg EaterDasypeltis medici medici
East African Shovel-snoutProsymna stuhlmannii
Eastern Bark Or Mopane SnakeHemirhagerrhis nototaenia
Eastern Congo Burrowing AspAtractaspis congica orientalis
Eastern Green SnakePhilothamnus natalensis occidentalis
Eastern Purple-glossed SnakeAmblyodipsas microphthalma microphthalma
Eastern Shield-nose SnakeAspidelaps scutatus fulafula
Eastern Stripe-bellied Sand SnakePsammophis subtaeniatus orientalis
Eastern Striped Swamp SnakeLimnophis bangweolicus
Eastern Twig Or Vine SnakeThelotornis capensis mossambicanus
Eastern Wolf SnakeLycophidion semiannule
Elongate Quill-snouted SnakeXenocalamus mechowii inornatus
Fisk's House SnakeLamprophis fiskii
Floodplain Water SnakeLycodonomorphus obscuriventris
Flowerpot SnakeRamphotyphlops braminus
Forest CobraNaja melanoleuca
Forest Marsh SnakeNatriciteres variegata sylvatica
Forest Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops sylvicolus
Fork-marked Sand SnakePsammophis leightoni trinasalis
Fornasini's Blind SnakeTyphlops fornasinii
Gaboon AdderBitis gabonica gabonica
Gerard's Black And Yellow Burrowing SnakeChilorhinophis gerardi gerardi
Green MambaDendroaspis angusticeps
Green Water SnakePhilothamnus hoplogaster
Grey-bellied Grass SnakePsammophylax variabilis variabilis
Guenther's Garter SnakeElapsoidea guentheri
Hellmich's Wolf SnakeLycophidion hellmichi
Herald Or Red-lipped SnakeCrotaphopeltis hotamboeia
Highveld Garter SnakeElapsoidea sundevalii media
Horned AdderBitis caudalis
Incognito Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops conjunctus incognitus
Intermediate Shield-nose SnakeAspidelaps scutatus intermedius
Jalla's Sand SnakePsammophis jallae
Kalahari Garter SnakeElapsoidea sundevalii fitzsimonsi
Kalahari Purple-glossed SnakeAmblyodipsas ventrimaculata
Karoo Sand Snake Or Whip SnakePsammophis notostictus
Leopard Grass SnakePsammophis brevirostris leopardinus
Lined Olympic SnakeDromophis lineatus
Lineolate Shovel-snoutProsymna sundevallii lineata
Long-tailed Garter SnakeElapsoidea sundevalii longicauda
Long-tailed Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops longicaudus
Lowland Swamp ViperProatheris superciliaris
Many-horned AdderBitis cornuta
Many-spotted SnakeAmplorhinus multimaculatus
Marbled Tree SnakeDipsadoboa aulica
Mole SnakePseudaspis cana
Mozambique Centipede EaterAparallactus nigriceps
Mozambique Shovel-snoutProsymna janii
Mozambique Spitting Cobra Or M'feziNaja mossambica
Mulanje Water SnakeLycodonomorphus leleupi mlanjensis
Namaqua Dwarf AdderBitis schneideri
Namib Sand SnakePsammophis leightoni namibensis
Namibian Wolf SnakeLycophidion namibianum
Natal Black SnakeMacrelaps microlepidotus
Natal Green SnakePhilothamnus natalensis natalensis
Natal Purple-glossed SnakeAmblyodipsas concolor
Oates'vine SnakeThelotornis capensis oatseii
Olive Grass SnakePsammophis mossambicus
Olive House SnakeLamprophis inornatus
Olive Marsh SnakeNatriciteres olivacea
Ornate Green SnakePhilothamnus ornatus
Peringuey's AdderBitis peringueyi
Peter's Giant Blind SnakeRhinotyphlops schlegelii petersii
Peter's Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops scutifrons scutifrons
Plain Mountain AdderBitis inornata
Puff AdderBitis arietans arietans
Pygmy Wolf SnakeLycophidion pygmaeum
Red AdderBitis rubida
Reticulated Centipede EaterAparallactus lunulatus lunulatus
RinkhalsHemachatus haemachatus
Rufous Beaked SnakeRhamphiophis rostratus
Sabi Quill-snouted SnakeXenocalamus sabiensis
Schinz's Beaked Blind SnakeRhinotyphlops schinzi
Schlegel's Giant Blind SnakeRhinotyphlops schlegelii schlegelii
Semiornate SnakeMeizodon semiornatus
Shield-nose SnakeAspidelaps scutatus scutatus
Short-snouted Grass SnakePsammophis brevirostris brevirostris
Slender Blind SnakeTyphlops obtusus
Slender Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops gracilior
Snouted CobraNaja annulifera annulifera
Snouted Night AdderCausus defilippii
South-western Shovel-snoutProsymna frontalis
Southern AdderBitis armata
Southern African PythonPython natalensis
Southern Brown Egg EaterDasypeltis inornata
Southern Or Bibron's Burrowing AspAtractaspis bibronii
Spotted Bush SnakePhilothamnus semivariegatus
Spotted Harlequin SnakeHomoroselaps lacteus
Spotted House SnakeLamprophis guttatus
Spotted Or Rhombic SkaapstekerPsammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus
Spotted Wolf SnakeLycophidion multimaculatum
Stripe-bellied Sand SnakePsammophis subtaeniatus subtaeniatus
Striped Harelquin SnakeHomoroselaps dorsalis
Striped Quill-snouted SnakeXenocalamus bicolor lineatus
Striped SkaapstekerPsammophylax tritaeniatus
Sundevall's Garter SnakeElapsoidea sundevalii sundevalii
Sundevall's Or Southern Shovel-snoutProsymna sundevallii sundevallii
Swazi Rock SnakeLamprophis swazicus
Tello's Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops telloi
Transvaal Quill-snouted SnakeXenocalamus transvaalensis
Twig Or Vine SnakeThelotornis capensis capensis
Two-striped Shovel-snoutProsymna bivittata
Variegated Or Spotted Slug EaterDuberria variegata
Variegated Wolf SnakeLycophidion variegatum
Viperine Bark SnakeHemirhagerrhis viperinus
Visser's Shovel-snoutProsymna visserii
Waterberg Quill-snouted SnakeXenocalamus bicolor australis
Western Barred Spitting CobraNaja nigricollis nigricincta
Western Coral SnakeAspidelaps lubricus infuscatus
Western Green SnakePhilothamnus angolensis
Western Keeled SnakePythonodipsas carinata
Western Sand SnakePsammophis trigrammus
Western Thread SnakeLeptotyphlops occidentalis
Yellow-bellied House SnakeLamprophis fuscus
Yellow-bellied Sea SnakePelamis platurus
Zambezi Blind SnakeRhinotyphlops schlegelii mucrosa
Zimbabwean Slug EaterDuberria lutrix rhodesiana

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.