Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:29 pm

From my field guide B. capensis has 27-29 scale rows, but other older sources (before the split between capensis and fuliginosis) quote 25-35 scale rows.

So can one assume anything with >29 scale rows is fuliginosis???

Can't really tell from the pics, but certainly looks like less that 29 rows so that would mean capensis.
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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Oanatolitis » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:22 pm

Do you mean the subcaudal scale rows Westley?
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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Primogen » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:40 pm

Count them like this,
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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Oanatolitis » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:39 pm

Counted them as you stated above. 28 scales
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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:07 am

Then I would retract my first ID and agree with capensis
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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Jamster » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:21 am

I'll bet my bottom dollar thats a female! Just in case, post a pic of the underside of her tail and cloaca.
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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Oanatolitis » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:53 am

Sorry for the late reply guys. I want to thank you once again for helping me resolve this. Now i'm on the prowl to find a male for her, but as requested i'm posting a picture of her tail

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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:54 pm

Female for sure.
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Re: Fuliginosus or Capensis?

Postby Jamster » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:13 pm

Agreed.
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