Bibron’s stiletto snake or burrowing asp

Description
Part of a collection of African specimens including bird eggs and reptiles (mostly snakes) donated by Captain CRS Pitman of London in 1959. This specimen was collected at Liwale by CJP Ionides on 13 March 1958. Original label bears the number R3670.
Accession Loan No.
51/1959/50
Collection Class
Reptiles
Common Name
Bibron’s stiletto snake or burrowing asp
Simple Name
reptile: preserved in spirit
Full Name
ATRACTASPIDIDAE: Atractaspis bibronii Smith: southern or Bibron's burrowing asp, mole viper
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Pitman, Captain Charles Robert Senhouse (from the collection of): Mills, J R F
Collection Country
Tanzania
Collection Area Region
East Africa
Collection Continent
Africa
Phylum
CHORDATA: Vertebrata
Family
ATRACTASPIDIDAE
Genus
Atractaspis
Species
bibronii

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