GENUS: PHILOTHAMNUS

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
Philothamnus angolensis 15 149-170 P 87-120 D (E) 8-10 4-6
variable
1
(2)
2
(1/3)
9/10
(8/11)

variable
Philothamnus hoplogaster 15 140-165 P 73-106 D 8
(7/9)
4+5
variable
1
(2)
2
(3)
9-11 1+1
variable
Philothamnus natalensis natalensis 15 156-182 P 108-130 D 8/9 4+5;5+6
variable
1 2
(3)
10/11
(9/12)
2+2
variable
Philothamnus natalensis occidentalis 15 154-177 P 111-135 D 8/9 4+5;5+6
variable
1
(2)
2
(3)
8-11 2+2
variable
Philothamnus ornatus 15 147-174 P 85-106 D 8;
(9/10)
3-5
variable
1 2
(3)
9-11 1+1
(1+2);(2+1)
Philothamnus semivariegatus 15 175-204 P 122-166 D 8-12 4-6
variable
1 2 9-12 2+2
variable

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.