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ELAPIDS OF AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)


 

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ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae


Listing of the Elapid Snakes
found in the
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)


SERPENTES(SNAKES)
Family Elapidae (Elapid Snakes)


The Elapid family are front fanged snakes and this family includes the Australian dangerous land snakes as well as the Cobras found overseas.
There are also many small species and many of those have weak venoms and are not dangerous to humans.

Sea Snakes are often been placed in their own family, however now many experts consider them to be in the Elapid family - however no Sea Snakes occur in ACT

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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Common Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

NSW, Qld, SA, WA, (Single unconfirmed sighting in ACT)

Highlands Copperhead

Austrelaps ramsayi

NSW, ACT, Vic

*Eastern Small-eyed Snake

Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) nigrescens

NSW, ACT, ACT, Qld, Vic

*Yellow-Faced Whipsnake

Demansia psammophis (Excluding snakes known as Demansia psammophis reticulata)

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, (Unconfirmed sightings in ACT)

White-Lipped Snake

Drysdalia coronoides

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic

Eastern or Mainland Tiger Snake

Notechis scutatus scutatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, Tas

*Dwyer's Snake

Parasuta (was Suta & Rhinoplocephalus) dwyeri

NSW, ACT, Qld

Little Whip Snake

Parasuta (was Suta & Rhinoplocephalus) flagellum

NSW, ACT, SA, Vic

Red-bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Common or Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA?

Bandy Bandy or
Eastern Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic (Multiple records from close to ACT border)


 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the abbreviation below to see a map of the area

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

 

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Updated March 3, 2018

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