GENUS: CROTAPHOPELTIS

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
Crotaphopeltis barotseensis 17 151-158 P 35-39 E 8 3;4+5
(4+5)
1 2 9-11 1+2
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia 19
(21)
139-174 P 24-47 E 8
(7/9)
3;4+5
variable
1
(2)
2
(3)
9-10
(11)
1+2
(1+1)

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.