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SUBFAM. Lamprophinae - Old World Snakes

Brown House Snakes and co.

This Colubrid sub-family comprises of a group of snakes that in many ways are like small pythons. Both the House Snakes Lamprophis sp. and the Wolf Snakes Lycophidion sp. are constrictors and even resemble a python in head shape and defensive posture. None have venom fangs and 4 genera are found in our part of East Africa.

Yellow Forest Snake
Hormonotus modestus
Yellow Forest Snake

Brown House Snake
Lamprophis fuliginosus
Brown House Snake

Jackson's Cape Wolf Snake
Lycophidion capense jacksoni
Jackson's Cape Wolf Snake

Loveridge's Cape Wolf Snake
Lycophdion capense loveridgei
Loveridge's Cape Wolf Snake

Flat Snouted Wolf Snake
Lycophidion depressirostre
Flat Snouted Wolf Snake

Ornate or Forest Wolf Snake
Lycophidion Ornatum
Ornate or Forest Wolf Snake

Taylor's Wolf Snake
Lycohpidion taylori
Taylor's Wolf Snake

Savanna Cape File Snake
Mehelya capense unicolor
Savanna Cape File Snake

Nyasa File Snake
Mehelya nyassae
Nyasa File Snake