GENUS: PSAMMOPHIS

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
Psammophis angolensis 11 135-156 P 57-82 D 8
(6;7/9)
4+5
variable
1
(2)
2
(3)
8~
(7/9)
1+2
(1+1/2+2)
Psammophis brevirostris brevirostris 17 146-167 P 79-108 D 8
(7/9)
4+5
variable
1 2 10
(9/11)
1/2+3
Psammophis brevirostris leopardinus 17 151-174 P 72-109 D 8 4+5 1 2 10
(8;9/11)

variable
Psammophis crucifer 15
(17)
136-165 P 61-81 D 8
(7/9)
4+5
(3-4;5-6)
1 2
(3)
9
(10)
2+2;2+3
variable
Psammophis jallae 15 154-175 P 84-112 D 7
(6/8)
3+4
variable
1 2
(1)
9
(8/10)
2+2
(1+2/2+1)
Psammophis leightoni leightoni 17 155-161 P 92-97 D 8 4+5 1 2 10
(9/11)

variable
Psammophis leightoni namibensis 17 167-187 P 94-112 D 8 4+5 1 2 10
(9/11)

variable
Psammophis leightoni trinasalis 17 150-175 P 84-120 D 8
(7/9)
4+5
(3+4/5+6)
1
(2)
2
(3)
10
(9/11)
2+2;2+3
Psammophis mossambicus 17 151-183 P 82-110 D 8
(6;7/9)
4+5
variable
1 2 10
(9/11)
1/2+3
Psammophis notostictus 17 155-183 P 80-107 E(D) 8
(6/7)
4+5
(3+4)
2
(3)
2
(3)
9-12 2+2
variable
Psammophis subtaeniatus orientalis 17 148-170 P 94-116 D 8 4+5 1
(2)
2
(3)
10
(9/11)
2+2;2+3
(1+2)
Psammophis subtaeniatus subtaeniatus 17 155-181 P 106-132 D 9
(8/10)
4-6
variable
1
(2)
2
(3)
10
(9/11)
2+2;2+3
(1+2)
Psammophis trigrammus 17 183-197 P 132-155 D 9
(8/10)
5+6
variable
2
(1/3)
2 10-11 1+1;1+2;2+2
variable

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.