Smooth snake or southern semi-ornate bush 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 half-grown female was collected at Liwale by CJP Ionides on 26 March 1958. Original label bears the number 8159.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
51/1959/2
Collection Class
Reptiles
Collection Area Region
East Africa
Collector Excavator
Pitman, Captain Charles Robert Senhouse (from the collection of): Ionides, Mr Constantine J P
Common Name
smooth snake or southern semi-ornate bush snake
Simple Name
reptile: preserved in spirit
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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COLUBRIDAE: Meizodon semiornatus (Peters): smooth snake or southern semi-ornate bush snake