GENUS: CAUSUS

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
Causus defilippii 17 108-126 P 10-19 E 6
(7)
0 1-2 1-2 8/9
(7/10)
2+3
(2+4;1+2)
Causus rhombeatus 17-19
(21)
134-155 P/S 20-33 E 6
(7)
0 2-3 1-2 9/10
variable
2+3
(2+4;2+2;3+3)

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.