Snakes and lizards, 19th century

Snakes and lizards, 19th century

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Caption: Snakes and lizards, 19th-century artwork. At upper left: a European legless lizard (Pseudopus apodus, formerly P. pallasii). At upper right: a white worm lizard (Amphisbaena alba). At centre left: a Boa constrictor. At centre right: the elephant trunk snake (Acrochordus javanicus). At lower left: a Bengal python (Python poda). At lower right: a coral cylinder snake (Anilius scytale, formerly Tortrix scytale). Artwork from 'Encyclopaedia Metropolitana', an encyclopedia published in London between 1817 and 1845. Thirty volumes were issued in 59 parts, with 22,426 pages and 565 plates. This plate is dated 1835.

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