GENUS: DENDROASPIS

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
Dendroaspis angusticeps 19
(17/21)
201-232 P 99-126 D 7-9 4 3 3-5 9-11 2+3
variable
Dendroaspis polylepis 23-25
(21)
248-281 P 109-132 D 7-10 4
(3+4)
3
(4)
3/4
(2/5)
11-13
(10/14)
2+3
variable

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.