THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

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Skinks

 

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YELLOW-FACED WHIP SNAKE
Demansia psammophis

Venomous:- "Moderate envenoming possible but unlikely to prove lethal"

Yellow Faced Whip Snakes from NT WA and West of Port Augusta/Flinders Ranges previously known as Demansia psammophis reticulata are now classified as Reticulated Whip Snakes - Demansia reticulata

Yellow-faced whip snake Demansia psammophis

Notice the unusual comma like eye markings normally found on these species which also have as stripe across the front of their nose.

whip snakes map

Approximate distribution of the and Yellow faced whip snake Demansia psammophis, (these two species were both considered to be Demansia psammophis in the past)

Yellow-faced whip snake Demansia psammophis
This sub adult Yellow-faced whip snake (above and below)
was photographed crossing a track near White Rock in South East Queensland

Demansia psammophis

Although venomous this species is not generally considered dangerous, however bites may cause severe discomfort, and medical treatment may me required.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Demansia psammophis
WCH Clinical Toxinology Resources

Reticulated Whip Snake - Demansia reticulata
Reptiles of Australia (this site)

AROD - Yellow-faced whipsnake

Key to the Snakes of South Australia
SA Museum

(only for specimens from SA)


OTHER LINKS

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