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RETICULATED WHIP SNAKE
Demansia reticulata

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 Whipsnake (Demansia reticulata) Cape Range National Park WA
Reticulated Whipsnake
(Demansia reticulata) Cape Range National Park WA
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Updated distribution of the Demansia psammophis complex changed in 2023
Updated distribution of the Demansia psammophis complex changed in 2023
This map may change as more data becomes available!


whip snakes map
Previous distribution map of the Yellow Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) in eastern parts of Australia
and what were considered to be the 2 subspecies of the Reticulated Whip Snakes (Demansia reticulata) in western parts of Australia,
(these were all considered to be Demansia psammophis in the past)

Yellow Faced Whip Snakes from NT, WA the Flinders Ranges in SA and West of Port Augusta which were
previously known as (Demansia psammophis reticulata) are now classified as Demansia cyanochasma

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

Whip it into Shape: Revision of the Demansia psammophis (Schlegel, 1837) Complex (Squamata: Elapidae), with A Description of A New Species from central Australia


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

Atlas of Living Australia - (Demansia reticulata)

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