GENUS: HEMIRHAGERRHIS

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
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia 17 156-183 P 68-98 D 8
(7)
4+5
(3+4)
1 2 9/10 1+2
(1+3;2+2;2+3)
Hemirhagerrhis viperinus 17 154-177 P 52-75 D 8
(7)
4+5
(3+4)
1 2 9/10 1+2
(1+3;2+2;2+3)

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.