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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RETICULATED WHIP SNAKE
Demansia reticulata reticulata

Demansia reticulata cupreiceps
(Status uncertain)


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 snake was found under a sheet of corrugated iron near Cocklebiddy in South-eastern WA and it appears to be a Demansia reticulata cupreiceps.


whip snakes

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

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


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)

 


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Last updated April 21, 2017