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Caenophidia Collection

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake

Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake
Hand-coloured engraving from An account of Indian Serpents collected on the coast of Coromandel. The Patrick Russell Collection 1796 Date: 1796

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait

Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait
Snake skin mounted on paper, The Patrick Russell Collection c.1790 Date: circa 1790

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Agkistrodon piscivorus, cottonmouth snake

Agkistrodon piscivorus, cottonmouth snake
Drawing 61 (Ewan 50) from the Botanical and zoological drawings (1756-1788) by William Bartram

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Naja naja

Naja naja
Hand-coloured engraving from the Patrick Russell Collection

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Hydrophis cyanocinctus, Annulated sea snake

Hydrophis cyanocinctus, Annulated sea snake
Hand-coloured engraving from An account of Indian Serpents collected on the coast of Coromandel. The Patrick Russell Collection 1796 Date: 1796

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Sarracenia flava, yellow pitcher plant & Sarracenia purpurea

Sarracenia flava, yellow pitcher plant & Sarracenia purpurea
Nelumbo lutea, American lotus & Triodopsis albolabris, land snail & Cemophora coccinea, scarlet snake. Drawing 30 (Ewan 22) from the Botanical and zoological drawings (1756-1788) by William Bartram

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Trimeresurus albolabris, bamboo pit viper

Trimeresurus albolabris, bamboo pit viper
Photograph of a bamboo pit viper (Trimeresurus albolabris) wrapped around a tree branch

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Philothamnus irregularis, western green snake

Philothamnus irregularis, western green snake
Western Green Snake specimen in spirit jar held in the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, London. This image is on display in the link corridor from the Life Galleries to the Darwin Centre

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Bungarus fasciatus, banded krait (top)

Bungarus fasciatus, banded krait (top)
LS Plate 109 from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China 1774-1856

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Passenger pigeon design

Passenger pigeon design
Drawing by Alfred Waterhouse for the ornamentation of the Natural History Museum, London, 1875-1876. Waterhouse designed the museum in the 1860s, and it first opened its doors on Easter Monday 1881

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Clemmys guttata, spotted turtle

Clemmys guttata, spotted turtle

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Green caterpillar & adult moth

Green caterpillar & adult moth
See 29704 Erinnyis ello, on Royal/Spanish jasmine, Jasminum grandiflorum, coral snake Corallus enhydris below. Plate 46 from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium by Maria Sybilla Merian

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Pentalinon luteum, hammock vipers tail

Pentalinon luteum, hammock vipers tail
Illustration by Mark Catesby (1683-1749) from Type Specimens of plants named by Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778)

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Tropidolaemus wagleri, green pit viper

Tropidolaemus wagleri, green pit viper
Also known as the temple viper or Waglers pit viper. It is a tree dwelling snake found in South-east Asia. Specimen held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Man wearing snake, 1930s

Man wearing snake, 1930s
This young man, possibly a junior member of the Zoology Department, is posing with a king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) that presumably had just arrived at the Museum

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Raper drawing No. 10

Raper drawing No. 10
An illustration of Cobras, a fortified island close to the city in Rio de Janeiro 1789

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Lampropeltis getulus, chain snake

Lampropeltis getulus, chain snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Chain Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Opheodrys sp. green snake

Opheodrys sp. green snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Green Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Elaphe guttata, corn snake

Elaphe guttata, corn snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Corn Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Thamnophis sp. garter snake

Thamnophis sp. garter snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Green Spotted Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Thamnophis sp. ribbon-snake

Thamnophis sp. ribbon-snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Ribbon Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Nerodia erythrogaster, copperbelly snake

Nerodia erythrogaster, copperbelly snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Copperbelly Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Crotalus sp. water viper

Crotalus sp. water viper
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Water Viper

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Farancia sp. mud snake

Farancia sp. mud snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled Wampum Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Crotalus adamanteus, eastern diamondback rattlesnake

Crotalus adamanteus, eastern diamondback rattlesnake
Drawing 60 (Ewan 50) from the Botanical and zoological drawings (1756-1788) by William Bartram

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Crotalus sp. brown viper

Crotalus sp. brown viper

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Crotalus sp. rattlesnake

Crotalus sp. rattlesnake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Rattlesnake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Thamnophis sauritus, spotted ribbonsnake

Thamnophis sauritus, spotted ribbonsnake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Spotted Ribbon-Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Cemophora coccinea, scarlet snake

Cemophora coccinea, scarlet snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Bead Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Masticophis flagellum, coachwhip snake

Masticophis flagellum, coachwhip snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Coach-Whip Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Crotalus sp. black viper

Crotalus sp. black viper
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled The Black Viper

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Storeria sp. brown snake

Storeria sp. brown snake
Hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731) Vol. 2 by Mark Catesby. Entitled Little Brown Bead Snake

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Nerodia sipedon, water snake

Nerodia sipedon, water snake
A group of North American water snakes neatly coiled to fit into a storage jar. Specimens held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Naja haje haje, Egyptian cobra

Naja haje haje, Egyptian cobra
An Egyptian cobra emerging from a ceramic urn and coiling into its characteristic aggressive hissing stance

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Bardick Snake

Bardick Snake
One of 67 original water colour drawings of Mammals, Reptiles and Fish found at King Georges Sound, Western Australia, and in its neighbourhood; accompanied by manuscript notes by Neill, Robert

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Coluber laticaudatus, colubrine amphibious sea snake

Coluber laticaudatus, colubrine amphibious sea snake
Ff. 170. Watercolour painting by George Forster annotated coluber laticaudatus and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Dendroaspis angusticeps, green mamba

Dendroaspis angusticeps, green mamba
Photograph of the skull of a green mamba, showing the snakes upper jaw fangs

Background imageCaenophidia Collection: Crotalaria verrucosa, blue rattlesnake

Crotalaria verrucosa, blue rattlesnake
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771


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