Atractaspis corpulenta

Atractaspis corpulenta

Atractaspis corpulenta, Fat burrowing asp

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Atractaspis corpulenta

Atractaspis corpulenta, or the fat burrowing asp, is a species of snake in the Atractaspididae family. It is endemic to Africa.

Appearance

Blackish brown above and below; tail sometimes white. Snout strongly projecting, cuneiform. Rostral large, upper portion as long as its distance from the frontal. Dorsal scales in 23, 25, or 27 rows. Ventrals 178–193; anal entire; subcaudals 23–27, all entire or only a few divided. Total length 34.5 cm (13+1⁄2 in); tail 33 mm (1+1⁄4 in).

References

1. Atractaspis corpulenta Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atractaspis_corpulenta

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