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Distribution Key

SERPENTES(SNAKES)
Family Elapidae (Elapid Snakes)

Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus scutellatus)
The Elapid family are front fanged snakes and this family includes the Australian dangerous land snakes as well as the Cobras found overseas.
There are also many small species and many of those have weak venoms and are not dangerous to humans.

Sea Snakes are often been placed in their own family, however now many experts consider them to be in the Elapid family
CLICK HERE FOR SEA SNAKES OF NT

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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Barkly Death Adder

Acanthophis hawkei

NT, Qld? (Barkly Tablelands)

Desert Death Adder

Acanthophis pyrrhus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Top End Death Adder Rough-scaled Death Adder or Papuan Death Adder

Acanthophis rugosus

NT, Qld?, New Guinea

Inland Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis fasciolatus fasciolatus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Unbanded Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis (was Simoselaps) incinctus

NT, Qld

Arnhem Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis morrisi

NT

Northern Shovel Nosed Snake

Brachyurophis (was Simoselaps) roperi
(split from Brachyurophis semifasciatus)

NT, WA

Half-girdled Snake
or Southern shovel-nosed snake

Brachyurophis semifasciatus
(was Simoselaps semifasciata)

NT, SA, WA

Northern (Western) Small-eyed Snake

Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) pallidiceps

NT, WA

Narrow-headed Whipsnake

Demansia angusticeps

NT, WA

Black-necked Whipsnake

Demansia calodera

WA

Carpentarian Whipsnake

Demansia flagellatio

North-eastern Qld

Olive Whipsnake or
Marble-headed Whipsnake

Demansia olivacea

WA, NT, Qld?

Greater Black (Papuan)Whip Snake

Demansia papuensis

NT, Qld, WA
(not found in New Guinea)

Sombre Whipsnake

Demansia quaesitor

WA, NT, Qld

Copper-tailed (Reticulated) Whipsnake

Demansia reticulata cupreiceps
previously known as Demansia psammophis cupreiceps

SA, NT, WA

*Crack-dwelling Whipsnake

Demansia rimicola

NT, WA, Qld NSW, SA

Shine's Whipsnake

Demansia shinei

NT, WA

Grey Whipsnake

Demansia simplex

NT, WA

*Lesser Black Whip Snake
or Black Whip Snake

Demansia vestigiata (was Demansia atra)

NT, Qld, WA

Orange-naped Snake

Furina ornata

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Inland Taipan or Fierce Snake

Oxyuranus microlepidotus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic(?) NT?

Coastal Taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus scutellatus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA

Western Desert or Central Ranges Taipan

Oxyuranus temporalis

WA, NT (no records From SA but likely to occur)

King Brown or Mulga Snake

Pseudechis australis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Eastern Pygmy Mulga Snake (False King Brown Snake)

Pseudechis pailsei

Qld, NT

Western Pygmy Mulga Snake (False King Brown Snake)

Pseudechis weigeli

WA, NT

Strap Snouted Brown Snake

Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha

SA, NSW, Qld, NT, Vic

Speckled Brown Snake

Pseudonaja guttata

NT, Qld, SA

Ingram's Brown Snake

Pseudonaja ingrami

NT, Qld

*Western Brown Snake

Pseudonaja mengdeni

SA, WA, NT, Qld, NSW, Vic?

Ringed Brown Snake

Pseudonaja modesta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Northern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja nuchalis

NT, Qld, WA

Common or Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA?

Northern Desert Banded Snake

Simoselaps anomalus

NT, SA, WA

Jan's Desert Banded Snake

Simoselaps bertholdi

NT, SA, WA

*Monk Snake or Hooded Snake

Suta (was Parasuta) monachus
See also Suta gaikhorstorum

NT, SA, WA

Ord Curl Snake

Suta (was Denisonia) ordensis

NT(?), WA

Little Spotted Snake

Suta (was Rhinoplocephalus) punctata

NT, Qld, WA

Myall or Curl Snake

Suta (was Denisonia) suta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Bandy Bandy or
Eastern Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Intermediate Bandy Bandy

Vermicella intermedia

NT, WA (Far north of these states)

Northern Bandy Bandy or Narrow Banded Bandy Bandy

Vermicella multifasciata

NT, WA (Far north of these states)

Centralian Bandy Bandy

Vermicella vermiformis

NT (Central Australia)


Sea Snakes are now considered to be in the Elapid family - click on the link below for

A Listing of Sea Snakes of Northern Territory

 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the abbreviation below to see a map of the area

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

 

Australia map

LINKS OF INTEREST

Key to the Snakes of South Australia
South Australian Museum


Click here for more Information about Australian Elapid Snakes


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