GENUS: DASYPELTIS

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
Dasypeltis inornata 23-27 208-237 P 21-28 E 7
(6/8)
3+4
(2+3)
1
(2)
2
(3)
7-9 2+3;3+4
(3+3)
Dasypeltis medici medici 23-27 215-259 P 71-109 E 7 3+4 1 2 7-9 2+3
Dasypeltis scabra 21-27 180-243 P 38-78 E 7
(6/8)
3+4
(2+3)
1
(2)
2
(3)
7-9 2+3

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.