Living amongst rocks
Latin: Meaning Scale
The arrangement number or other characteristic of an animals scales. See scutellation.
Latin: Meaning Scaled
The arrangement number or other characteristic of an animals scales. See scalation.
Latin: Meaning Slow
in the broad sense
in the narrow sense or strict sense
The genus Senticolis (Dowling and Fries 1987) Mountain Ratsnake is derived from
Latin: Sentis meaning Thorn or bramble
Latin: colus meaning Penis
A reference to the large spines on its hemipenis
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Senticolis triaspis intermedia (Boettger 1883) Green Ratsnake
Latin: inter meaning Between
Latin: media meaning Half middle
Serpentes are a suborder of squamata the grouping of lizards and snakes.
The way in which snakes move in the majority of cases forming curves that push against the substrate moving the body forward so that the body takes on the appearance of several curves during locomotion.
Refers to a species where the males and females are different in appearance. This can be a difference in size or in other visual features.
Inserted in quoted passages to signify that a word is being quoted exactly as found, even if it is spelled incorrectly or a grammatical error or of archaic usage.
sp. is an abbreviation from a Latin word (species) and means it is an undescribed species of the genus