GENUS: LYCOPHIDION

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
Lycophidion capense 17 159-200 P 25-42 E 8 3-5
variable
1 2
(1)
8
(7)
1+2
(2+2)
Lycophidion hellmichi 17 196-214 P 32-40 E 8 3-5
variable
1 2
(1)
8
(7)
1+2
(2+2)
Lycophidion multimaculatum 17 159-187 P 22-39 E 8 3-5
variable
1 2
(1)
8
(7)
1+2
(2+2)
Lycophidion namibianum 17 193-213                  
Lycophidion nanum 17 151-164 P 69-92 E 6-7
(5/8)
3+4
variable
1 2
(1)
6
(5/7)
1+2
Lycophidion pygmaeum 17 140-145                  
Lycophidion semiannule 17 139-157 P 19-30 E 8 3-5
variable
1 2
(1)
8
(7)
1+2
(2+2)
Lycophidion variegatum 17 185-204 P 30-40 E 8 3-5
variable
1 2
(1)
8
(7)
1+2
(2+2)

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.