[PW] identifying a snake

Petter Næss petter at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 13:22:51 PDT 2015


Many thanks, well done, that is undoubtedly the same snake. What a marvelous thing wombat is!
Best, Petter

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> On 31 Oct 2015, at 20:21, Jeffrey Pike <jpike at gpl.org> wrote:
> 
> I googled (or rather, "binged") "green snake sudan", and found this picture of a green night adder, which looks similar, under the images category:
> 
> http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Causus&species=resimus
> 
> Caution, the picture is rather gory.
> 
> Wikipedia entry here (no picture):
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Causus_resimus
> 
> Jeffrey Pike
> Technology Services Librarian
> Groton Public Library
> Groton MA 01450
> jpike at gpl.org
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Project-wombat [mailto:project-wombat-bounces at lists.project-wombat.org] On Behalf Of Petter Naess
> Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:33 AM
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> Subject: [PW] identifying a snake
> 
> I'm trying to identify a green and black striped snake with a distinctive y shape on its head, native to South Sudan, and am at a loss as to how to go about this systematically (I guess the same taxonomic challenge pertains whenever trying to identify a plant, insect, bird, or natural object, ie.
> whether to start with color, shape, habitat etc.)  I've searched the web and also browsed Chris Matsson's "New Encyclopedia of Snakes", but no matches so far. I have a photo of the snake, but I assume attachments cannot be submitted to wombat (I tried!) - so if anyone is familiar with snakes of sudan, please have a look:
> http://imgur.com/H5jStDT
> 
> Grateful for any suggestions about what snake this is, or about how to find it.
> 
> Best, Petter
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