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WEIPA NARROW BANDED BANDY-BANDY
Vermicella parscauda

Venomous
(but unlikely to cause significant envenoming, most unlikely to be dangerous)


  


Approximate Distribution

Probably feeds almost entirely on Worm snakes
and spends most of its time underground or undercover, but may be seen on warm humid nights or after flooding.

Note that there are 6 species of Bandy Bandy that look superficially similar, with the most obvious differences being the number of rings and width of the rings


List of Bandy Bandy Species

Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Intermediate Bandy Bandy

Vermicella intermedia

NT, WA (Far north of these states)

Northern Bandy Bandy or Narrow Banded Bandy Bandy

Vermicella multifasciata

NT, WA (Far north of these states)

* Weipa Narrow Banded Bandy Bandy

Vermicella parscauda

Qld, (Weipa region, Cape York)

Pilbara Bandy Bandy

Vermicella snelli

WA (Pilbara area)

Centralian Bandy Bandy

Vermicella vermiformis

NT (Central Australia)



Click here to see photos of Weipa Narrow Banded Bandy Bandys (Vermicella parscauda) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Weipa Narrow Banded Bandy Bandies ( Vermicella parscauda ) at Flickr


Click the links below to see photos of this species

Australia has a new venomous snake - and it may already be threatened
UQ News

University of Queensland team discovers new bandy-bandy snake at Weipa
News.com.au

New Venomous Snake Discovered in Australia: Vermicella parscauda
SCI NEWS

Species New to Science
novataxa.blogspot.com


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A new species of bandy-bandy (Vermicella: Serpentes: Elapidae) from the Weipa region, Cape York, Australia
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