Scientific Names - Common Names

SOUTHERN AFRICAN SNAKES

SCIENTIFIC NAMECOMMON NAME
Amblyodipsas concolorNatal Purple-glossed Snake
Amblyodipsas microphthalma microphthalmaEastern Purple-glossed Snake
Amblyodipsas microphthalma nigraBlack White-lipped Snake
Amblyodipsas polylepis hildebrandtiiCommon Purple-glossed Snake
Amblyodipsas polylepis polylepisCommon Purple-glossed Snake
Amblyodipsas ventrimaculataKalahari Purple-glossed Snake
Amplorhinus multimaculatusMany-spotted Snake
Aparallactus capensisCape Centipede Eater
Aparallactus guentheriBlack Centipede Eater
Aparallactus lunulatus lunulatusReticulated Centipede Eater
Aparallactus nigricepsMozambique Centipede Eater
Aspidelaps lubricus cowlesiAngolan Coral Snake
Aspidelaps lubricus infuscatusWestern Coral Snake
Aspidelaps lubricus lubricusCape Coral Snake
Aspidelaps scutatus fulafulaEastern Shield-nose Snake
Aspidelaps scutatus intermediusIntermediate Shield-nose Snake
Aspidelaps scutatus scutatusShield-nose Snake
Atractaspis bibroniiSouthern Or Bibron's Burrowing Asp
Atractaspis congica orientalisEastern Congo Burrowing Asp
Atractaspis duerdeniDuerden's Or Beaked Burrowing Asp
Bitis albanicaAlbany Adder
Bitis arietans arietansPuff Adder
Bitis armataSouthern Adder
Bitis atroposBerg Adder
Bitis caudalisHorned Adder
Bitis cornutaMany-horned Adder
Bitis gabonica gabonicaGaboon Adder
Bitis inornataPlain Mountain Adder
Bitis peringueyiPeringuey's Adder
Bitis rubidaRed Adder
Bitis schneideriNamaqua Dwarf Adder
Bitis xeropagaDesert Mountain Adder
Causus defilippiiSnouted Night Adder
Causus rhombeatusCommon Or Rhombic Night Adder
Chilorhinophis gerardi gerardiGerard's Black And Yellow Burrowing Snake
Crotaphopeltis barotseensisBarotse Water Snake
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeiaHerald Or Red-lipped Snake
Dasypeltis inornataSouthern Brown Egg Eater
Dasypeltis medici mediciEast African Egg Eater
Dasypeltis scabraCommon Or Rhombic Egg Eater
Dendroaspis angusticepsGreen Mamba
Dendroaspis polylepisBlack Mamba
Dipsadoboa aulicaMarbled Tree Snake
Dipsadoboa flavida broadleyiCross-barred Tree Snake
Dipsina multimaculataDwarf Beaked Snake
Dispholidus typus typusBoomslang
Dromophis lineatusLined Olympic Snake
Duberria lutrix lutrixCommon Slug Eater
Duberria lutrix rhodesianaZimbabwean Slug Eater
Duberria variegataVariegated Or Spotted Slug Eater
Elapsoidea boulengeriBoulenger's Garter Snake
Elapsoidea guentheriGuenther's Garter Snake
Elapsoidea semiannulataAngolan Garter Snake
Elapsoidea sundevalii decosteriDe Coster's Garter Snake
Elapsoidea sundevalii fitzsimonsiKalahari Garter Snake
Elapsoidea sundevalii longicaudaLong-tailed Garter Snake
Elapsoidea sundevalii mediaHighveld Garter Snake
Elapsoidea sundevalii sundevaliiSundevall's Garter Snake
Hemachatus haemachatusRinkhals
Hemirhagerrhis nototaeniaEastern Bark Or Mopane Snake
Hemirhagerrhis viperinusViperine Bark Snake
Homoroselaps dorsalis Striped Harlequin Snake
Homoroselaps lacteusSpotted Harlequin Snake
Lamprophis auroraAurora House Snake
Lamprophis fiskiiFisk's House Snake
Lamprophis capensis Brown House Snake
Lamprophis fuscusYellow-bellied House Snake
Lamprophis guttatusSpotted House Snake
Lamprophis inornatusOlive House Snake
Lamprophis swazicusSwazi Rock Snake
Leptotyphlops conjunctus conjunctusCape Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops conjunctus incognitusIncognito Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops distantiDistant's Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops graciliorSlender Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops labialisDamara Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops longicaudusLong-tailed Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops nigricansBlack Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops occidentalisWestern Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops scutifrons scutifronsPeter's Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops sylvicolusForest Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops telloiTello's Thread Snake
Limnophis bangweolicusEastern Striped Swamp Snake
Lycodonomorphus laevissimusDusky-bellied Water Snake
Lycodonomorphus leleupi mlanjensisMulanje Water Snake
Lycodonomorphus obscuriventrisFloodplain Water Snake
Lycodonomorphus rufulusCommon Brown Water Snake
Lycophidion capenseCape Wolf Snake
Lycophidion hellmichiHellmich's Wolf Snake
Lycophidion multimaculatumSpotted Wolf Snake
Lycophidion namibianumNamibian Wolf Snake
Lycophidion nanumDwarf Wolf Snake
Lycophidion pygmaeumPygmy Wolf Snake
Lycophidion semiannuleEastern Wolf Snake
Lycophidion variegatumVariegated Wolf Snake
Macrelaps microlepidotusNatal Black Snake
Mehelya capensis capensisCape File Snake
Mehelya nyassaeBlack File Snake
Mehelya vernayiAngola File Snake
Meizodon semiornatusSemiornate Snake
Montaspis gilvomaculataCream-spotted Mountain Snake
Naja annulifera anchietaAnchieta's Cobra
Naja annulifera annuliferaSnouted Cobra
Naja melanoleuca Forest Cobra
Naja mossambica Mozambique Spitting Cobra Or M'fezi
Naja nigricollis nigricinctaWestern Barred Spitting Cobra
Naja nigricollis nigricollisBlack-necked Spitting Cobra
Naja nigricollis woodiBlack Spitting Cobra
Naja niveaCape Cobra
Natriciteres olivaceaOlive Marsh Snake
Natriciteres variegata sylvaticaForest Marsh Snake
Pelamis platurusYellow-bellied Sea Snake
Philothamnus angolensisWestern Green Snake
Philothamnus hoplogasterGreen Water Snake
Philothamnus natalensis natalensisNatal Green Snake
Philothamnus natalensis occidentalisEastern Green Snake
Philothamnus ornatusOrnate Green Snake
Philothamnus semivariegatusSpotted Bush Snake
Proatheris superciliarisLowland Swamp Viper
Prosymna angolensisAngola Shovel-snout
Prosymna bivittataTwo-striped Shovel-snout
Prosymna frontalisSouth-western Shovel-snout
Prosymna janiiMozambique Shovel-snout
Prosymna stuhlmanniiEast African Shovel-snout
Prosymna sundevallii lineataLineolate Shovel-snout
Prosymna sundevallii sundevalliiSundevall's Or Southern Shovel-snout
Prosymna visseriiVisser's Shovel-snout
Psammophis angolensisDwarf Sand Snake
Psammophis brevirostris brevirostrisShort-snouted Grass Snake
Psammophis brevirostris leopardinusLeopard Grass Snake
Psammophis cruciferCross-marked Or Montane Grass Snake
Psammophis jallaeJalla's Sand Snake
Psammophis leightoni leightoniCape Sand Snake
Psammophis leightoni namibensisNamib Sand Snake
Psammophis leightoni trinasalisFork-marked Sand Snake
Psammophis mossambicusOlive Grass Snake
Psammophis notostictusKaroo Sand Snake Or Whip Snake
Psammophis subtaeniatus orientalisEastern Stripe-bellied Sand Snake
Psammophis subtaeniatus subtaeniatusStripe-bellied Sand Snake
Psammophis trigrammusWestern Sand Snake
Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatusSpotted Or Rhombic Skaapsteker
Psammophylax tritaeniatusStriped Skaapsteker
Psammophylax variabilis variabilisGrey-bellied Grass Snake
Pseudaspis canaMole Snake
Python anchietaeAnchieta's Dwarf Python
Python natalensisSouthern African Python
Pythonodipsas carinataWestern Keeled Snake
Ramphotyphlops braminusFlowerpot Snake
Rhamphiophis rostratusRufous Beaked Snake
Rhinotyphlops boyleiBoyle's Beaked Blind Snake
Rhinotyphlops lalandeiDelalande's Beaked Blind Snake
Rhinotyphlops schinziSchinz's Beaked Blind Snake
Rhinotyphlops schlegelii mucrosaZambezi Blind Snake
Rhinotyphlops schlegelii petersiiPeter's Giant Blind Snake
Rhinotyphlops schlegelii schlegeliiSchlegel's Giant Blind Snake
Telescopus beetziiBeetz's Tiger Snake
Telescopus semiannulatus polystictusDamara Tiger Snake
Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatusCommon Tiger Snake
Thelotornis capensis capensisTwig Or Vine Snake
Thelotornis capensis mossambicanusEastern Twig Or Vine Snake
Thelotornis capensis oatseiiOates'vine Snake
Typhlops bibroniiBibron's Blind Snake
Typhlops fornasiniiFornasini's Blind Snake
Typhlops obtususSlender Blind Snake
Xenocalamus bicolor australisWaterberg Quill-snouted Snake
Xenocalamus bicolor bicolorBicloured Quill-snouted Snake
Xenocalamus bicolor lineatusStriped Quill-snouted Snake
Xenocalamus mechowii inornatusElongate Quill-snouted Snake
Xenocalamus sabiensisSabi Quill-snouted Snake
Xenocalamus transvaalensisTransvaal Quill-snouted Snake

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.