ⓘ Elaphe hodgsoni

                                     

ⓘ Elaphe hodgsoni

It grows to 4 feet 1.2 m in total length, including a tail 9 inches 23 cm long. It is brownish-olive above, with most of the scales black-edged. The young have blackish cross bands. Its lower parts are yellowish, with the outer part of the margin of each ventral shield blackish.

Its Rostral as deep as it is wide, and visible from above. Suture between the internasals much shorter than prefrontals. Her frontal until its distance from the end of the snout or a little shorter, and shorter than the parietal bones. From loreal there is a deeper, and often United with the prefrontal. It has one large preocular small subocular below the preocular rarely present and two postoculars. Several temporal 2 or 2 3. Typically has 8 upper labials, fourth and fifth entering the eye, and 5 lower labials in contact with anterior chin-shields. The anterior chin-shields, while the posterior chin shields, or a little longer. Dorsal Scales in 23 rows, feebly keeled on the back of the body. Abdominal 233-246, anal divided, subcaudals 79-90.

                                     
  • 1826 Elaphe davidi Sauvage, 1884 Elaphe dione Pallas, 1773 Elaphe hodgsoni Gunther, 1860 Elaphe moellendorffi Boettger, 1886 Elaphe quadrivirgata
  • distinct morphological characteristics that distinguish Gonyosoma from Elaphe In scutellation there are 2 - 3 supralabials that contact the eye, with typically
  • relative to humans. Previously, most rat snakes were assigned to the genus Elaphe but many have been since renamed following mitochondrial DNA analysis performed