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.

PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE

 

HOME

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

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

Crocodiles

 


RETICULATED WHIP SNAKES
(There are 2 currently recognised subspecies)

DESERT WHIP SNAKE
Demansia reticulata reticulata

(Previously known as Demansia psammophis reticulata)
(western SA, southern NT and most of WA)

COPPER-TAILED WHIP SNAKE
Demansia reticulata cupreiceps

(Previously known as Demansia psammophis cupreiceps)
(South-western WA - including Perth region)


Venomous - Although bites from this snake may cause swelling and other symptoms they are not normally considered life threatening. However it would be advisable to get medical advice. This is not an aggressive species, it avoids contact with humans, but is likely to bite if handled or trodden on.
RETICULATED WHIP SNAKE

This large Copper-tailed whip snake Demansia reticulata cupreiceps was found under a sheet of corrugated iron near Cocklebiddy in South-eastern WA .


whip snakes

Approximate distribution of the Reticulated whip snake Demansia reticulata and Yellow Faced Whip Snake Demansia psammophis, (these two species were both considered to be Demansia psammophis in the past)

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

Demansia reticulata cupreiceps
Copper-tailed whip snake Demansia reticulata cupreiceps


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

LINKS OF INTEREST

Yellow Faced Whip Snake - Demansia psammophis
Reptiles of Australia (this site)

Atlas of Living Australia - Demansia reticulata

AROD - Reticulated whipsnake

Key to the Snakes of South Australia
SA Museum

(only for specimens from SA)



LINKS OF INTEREST


Click here for a complete list of Australian Elapid snakes

Click here for more information about Australian Elapid snakes

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

Find_a_Random_Species_of Australian_Reptile

Visit the Australian Herpetology Website

 

About John Fowler | About John Hollister | Report Faulty Link | Report an Error | Contact John Fowler Author of the Australian Herpetology Website and Holiday in Kos - Owner of the Adelaide Reptile Forum

Contact John Hollister Author of John Hollister Reptile Collection - Herping the Trans-Pecos & Rattlesnake Roundup

©2018 John Fowler and John Hollister. All rights reserved. Reproduction or re-use of information or materials from this web site is strictly prohibited and against international law. (NOTE:- No permission is needed to link to this web page)

This site is supported by:- JSEcoin (affiliate), BoaSnakes.info, PetGecko.info and Holiday in Kos

Note Content provided by other contributors cannot be used without their permission.

Last updated June 12 2018

*
&
$