GENUS: THELOTORNIS

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
Thelotornis capensis capensis 19 144-160 P 130-152 D 8
(7/9)
4+5
variable
1
(2)
3
(2/4)
10-12
(9/13)
1+2;1+3
variable
Thelotornis capensis mossambicanus 19 149-166 P 127-158 D 8
(7/9)
4+5
variable
1
(2)
3
(2/4)
10-12
(9/13)
1+2;1+3
variable
Thelotornis capensis oatseii 19 158-177 P 128-165 D 8
(7/9)
4+5
variable
1
(2)
3
(2/4)
10-12
(9/13)
1+2;1+3
variable

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

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.