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 either Reticulated Whip Snakes (Demansia reticulata) or
Notice the unusual comma like eye markings often found on Yellow Faced Whip Snakes (Demansia psammophis),
which also often have a stripe across the front of their nose. (Photographed at Kenilworth Qld)
Updated distribution of the Demansia psammophis complex changed in 2023
This map may change as more data becomes available!
The previous distribution of the Demansia psammophis complex below is now obsolete
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 Snake (Demansia psammophis) photographed at Kenilworth Qld
This sub-adult Yellow Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) (above and below)
was photographed crossing a track near White Rock in South East Queensland.
Whip snakes can move very fast, making them difficult to photograph in the wild!
Although venomous Yellow Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) is not generally considered dangerous,
however bites may cause severe discomfort, and medical treatment may me required.
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