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Introduction

Diagrams of the head scutellation of a typical Ratsnake, detailing their names and position.

 

HEAD SCUTELLATION OF A TYPICAL RATSNAKE
   
   
 
R Rostral
N Nasal
L Loreal
P Postocular
Pr Preocular
Pf Prefrontal
Pa Parietal
Sc Subocular
Sp Supralabial
If Infralabial
In Internasal
So Supraocular
T Temporal
   
 
R Rostral
M Mental
If Infralabial
Im Inframaxilliar
G Gular
V Ventral
   
 
R Rostral
In Internasal
Pf Prefrontal
F Frontal
So Supraocular
Pa Parietal
   
   
This site has information on the following genera of Ratsnakes ... Spilotes, Spalerosophis, Ptyas, Zamenis, Elaphe, Rhinechis, Senticolis, Pseudelaphe, Pantherophis, Bogertophis, Orthriophis, Gonyosoma, Oreocryptophis, Oocatochus, Euprepiophis, Coelognathus, Archelaphe