GENUS: ASPIDELAPS

Species Midbody
scale
rows
Ventrals Paired
/Single
Sub-
Caudals
Total
Sub-
Caudals
Anal
Shield
Divided/
Entire
No of
Upper
Labials
No of
Upper
Labials
entering
the eye
No of
Pre-
Oculars
No of
Post-
Oculars
Lower
labials
Temporals
Aspidelaps lubricus cowlesi 19;21/23 144-161 P 30-33 E 7 3+4 1
(2)
2/3 8 1+3
(1+4)
Aspidelaps lubricus infuscatus 19 149-172 P 27-36   6
(7)
3+4 1 3
(2/1)
8 2+3
(2+2)
Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus 19 142-168 P 20-28 E 6
(7)
3+4 1 3
(2)
8 2+3;2+4
(2+2)
Aspidelaps scutatus fulafula 21-25 114-125 P 30-39 E 6
(7)
4 1 3
(1/2)
7-9 2+4
(2+5)
Aspidelaps scutatus intermedius 21-23 108-121 P 27-35 E 6
(7)
4
(3+4)
1
(2)
2/3 8
(9)
2+4
Aspidelaps scutatus scutatus 21
(23)
110-122 P 20-30 E 6
(5)
4 1
(2)
3
(2/4)
8 2+4
(
variable)

NOTE: ( ) = Rarely + = And / = Or * = Scales around the eye

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.