Identify this file!!

South African snakes commonly known as non-venomous, including the Natal rock python (Python natalensis).

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Identify this file!!

Postby natrix » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:36 pm

Any file snake experts on here? A bit of ID help needed please.
These are labelled as capensis, no locality data available, what do you think??

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Re: Identify this file!!

Postby Mitton » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:43 pm

At that size I would guess Cape File and also have the look of one but it is a weird colour.
Maybe a few more closer pics of the head from the side and top?
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Re: Identify this file!!

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:48 am

Without having knowledge of locality, identifying the species is a bit tough, but based on what you bought them as, I would guess that this specimen is G. unicolor, a previous subspecies of capensis.

But there are so many of the Gonionotophis sp. which are uniform black, I would not bet money that I am right.
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Re: Identify this file!!

Postby Chantel » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:03 am

I would say G. poensis.
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Re: Identify this file!!

Postby SacredSerpents » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:40 am

It could be G.C.Unicolor, however the colour makes me lean towards G.C.Poensis.

Would be alot easier if you had knowledge of the locality.
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Re: Identify this file!!

Postby natrix » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:56 pm

Thanks for the replies so far.
I'll try to make some enquiries to see if I can find out any more background info.
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Re: Identify this file!!

Postby SacredSerpents » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:27 pm

My mistake, looking at the belly, it's definitely not G.C.Unicolor

maybe you should send it to me, so i can see for sure ;)
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