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MITCHELL'S SHORT TAILED SNAKE
or
Mallee Black-backed Snake

Parasuta nigriceps
(was Suta nigriceps & Unechis nigriceps)
Venomous - normally considered harmless
However dangerous species may be mistaken for this species!

MITCHELL'S SHORT TAILED SNAKE Parasuta nigriceps  
Mitchell's Short Tailed Snake Parasuta nigriceps from South-eastern South Australia

Approximate distribution of Mitchell's Short Tailed Snake Parasuta nigriceps
Approximate distribution of Mitchell's Short Tailed Snake Parasuta nigriceps


SIMILAR SPECIES

 

COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Dwyer's Snake

Parasuta (was Suta & Rhinoplocephalus) dwyeri

NSW, Qld

Little Whip Snake

Parasuta (was Suta & Rhinoplocephalus) flagellum

NSW, SA, Vic , ACT?

*Gould's Hooded Snake

Parasuta (was Suta & Rhinoplocephalus) gouldii

WA

Monk Snake or Hooded Snake

Parasuta (was Suta & Rhinoplocephalus) monachus

NSW, NT, SA, WA

Spectacled Hooded Snake

Parasuta (was Suta & Rhinoplocephalus) spectabilis

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

EXTERNAL LINKS

Mitchell's short-tailed snake
AROD

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

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Updated April 29, 2019

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