Egyptian hissing sand snake

Part of a collection of African specimens including bird eggs and reptiles (mostly snakes) donated by Captain CRS Pitman of London in 1959. This juvenile female was collected at Liwale by CJP Ionides on 1 December 1958. Original label bears the number 8524.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
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Collection Area Region
East Africa
Collector Excavator
Pitman, Captain Charles Robert Senhouse (from the collection of): Ionides, Mr Constantine J P
Common Name
Egyptian hissing sand snake
Simple Name
reptile: preserved in spirit
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
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PSAMMOPHIIDAE: Psammophis sibilans (Linnaeus): Egyptian hissing sand snake