[PW] identifying a snake

Petter Naess petter at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 01:09:16 PST 2015


Thank you Kay, I'm almost certain that is correct, I think the required
grain of salt is really quite tiny! And am very grateful to know about the
"reptile database," what a resource!
Petter

On Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 7:31 PM, Kay Lancaster <kay at hub.fern.com> wrote:

> I tentatively suggest it might be Causus resimus, green night adder or
> green night viper, based on a search of "snake" and "Sudan" in the online
> reptile database here: http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz
>
> Description here:
> http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Causus&species=resimus&search_param=%28%28taxon%3D%27snake%27%29%28location%3D%27sudan%27%29%
>
> Because the snake is out of context, and many of the identifying
> characteristics like pupil shape are not in the photo, and because I'm
> really a botanist and a confirmed non-herpetophile,
> take this tentative id with a very large grain of salt.
>
> The last entry in the synonomy list is for Laurent Chirio and Ivan Ineich
> in 2006, so I'd probably try to track one of them down and ask them to take
> a look at the photo.
>
> Kay
>
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