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A medium to large, slender snake. Largest Egyptian specimen has a total length of 758 mm. Egyptian specimens of this species are much smaller than more southern and Arabian specimens. Tail / total length 0.19-0.26. Snout rather short, convex in profile and pointed in dorsal view. Rostral shield extending posteriorly between the internasals; nostril crescent shaped, pierced in a divided nasal; one loreal; 8 supral-abials, fourth and fifth enter the eye; 152-176 ventrals, 48-73 paired subcaudals, 17 scale rows around mid-body; anal divided. Dorsum sandy, with apattern of regularly spaced, round, diffuse, brown spots; two dark bars on the temporal region. Venter uniformly white or cream-colored


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