To Albert Günther 23 March 1
4 Chester Place | Regents Park | N. W.
Will you be so kind as to give the enclosed slip to Mr Ford, as I forgot to give it.2
I have been thinking of your case of the banded snake; & though I do not want the fact at present, it is so good that I shd. like to secure it.—3
What is name of snake? Do the longitudinal bands become interrupted & pass into transverse bands in the vars. of the same species, or in allied species?
In the same genus or in closely allied genera, are some species always longitudinally & other species always transversely banded?
I shd. be grateful for an answer at any time.—
Yours very truly obliged | Charles Darwin
Asks AG for details of variation in patterning of the banded snake.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6043,” accessed on 27 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6043