THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering 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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Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons Elapid Snakes Sea Snakes File Snakes Blind Snakes Turtles Tortoises Dragons Agamas Geckos Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards Skinks Crocodiles

YELLOW-FACED WHIP SNAKE
Demansia psammophis

Yellow Faced Whip Snakes from NT WA and West of Port Augusta/Flinders Ranges previously known as Demansia psammophis reticulata are now classified as Demansia reticulata (the status of these species seems uncertain)



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

Approximate distribution of Demansia reticulata and Demansia psammophis, (these two species may be hard to tell apart in some cases)

Although venomous this species is not generally considered dangerous, however bites may cause severe discomfort.

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 QueenslandDemansia psammophis

LINKS OF INTEREST

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)

 


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Last updated April 17, 2017