Genus: Lamprophis (house snakes)

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Fifteen species, of which seven are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

Lamprophis aurora (Aurora house snake)

Most easily identified by its orange vertebral line.

Lamprophis capensis (Brown house snake, Common house snake)

Most easily identified by the two light coloured lines on its head.

Lamprophis capensis (Brown house snake, Common house snake)

Lamprophis fiskii (Fisk's house snake)

A rare seldom encountered snake.

Lamprophis fuscus (Yellow-bellied house snake)

Easily identified by its yellow lip.

Lamprophis guttatus (Spotted rock snake, Spotted house snake)

Easily identified by its dark zigzag patterning.

Lamprophis inornatus (Olive house snake, Black house snake)

Often confused with other uniformly coloured snakes.

Lamprophis swazicus (Swazi rock snake)

Easily confused with many other snake species.

 

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