GENUS: TELESCOPUS

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
Telescopus beetzii 21;19 190-220 P 40-59 E(D) 9-10 3-5
(4-6)
1 2 11-12 2+3
(2+2/3+2)
Telescopus semiannulatus polystictus 19
(17/21)
214-247 P 59-73 D(E) 8-9
(7/10)
3-5
variable
1 2 11-12
(10/13)
2+2;2+3
variable
Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus 19
(17/21)
190-244 P 51-83 D(E) 8-9
(7/10)
3-5
variable
1 2 11-12
(10/13)
2+2;2+3
variable

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.