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REPTILES OF QUEENSLAND

COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

QUEENSLAND PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

Qld ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

QLD SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

Qld BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

QUEENSLAND DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

Queensland LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

Queensland MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Skinks of Queensland

Qld CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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QUEENSLAND
ELAPID SNAKES - SPECIES LISTING


Distribution Key

SERPENTES(SNAKES)
Family Elapidae (Elapid Snakes)

Rough Svaled Snake
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
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COMMON NAME (INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

DISTRIBUTION

Common Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, WA

Kimberley Death Adder

Acanthophis cryptamydros

(Kimberly region) WA

Barkly Death Adder

Acanthophis hawkei

NT, Qld? (Barkly Tablelands)

* New Guinea Smooth-scaled Death Adder

Acanthophis laevis

Qld (Dauan Island, Torres Strait)
Papua New Guinea, Indonesia (Irian Jaya, Seram, Tanimbar)

North-eastern Death Adder

Acanthophis praelongus

Qld. (NOT FOUND IN NT)

Desert Death Adder

Acanthophis pyrrhus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Top End Death Adder Rough-scaled Death Adder or Papuan Death Adder

Acanthophis rugosus

NT, Qld?, New Guinea

Common Robust Burrowing Snake

Antaioserpens albiceps (split from Antaioserpens warro)

North-eastern Qld

Southern Robust Burrowing Snake

Antaioserpens (was Simoselaps) warro

Charleville region Qld

Cape York Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis campbelli
(split from Brachyurophis semifasciatus)

Cape York QLD

Inland Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis fasciolatusfasciolatus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Unbanded Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis (was Simoselaps) incinctus

NT, Qld

Cape York Shovel-nosed Snake

Brachyurophis semifasciatus woodjonesii
(split from Brachyurophis semifasciatus) now known as Brachyurophis campbelli

Qld

Northern Dwarf Crowned Snake

Cacophis churchilli

Qld

White-Crowned Snake

Cacophis harriettae

NSW, Qld

Dwarf Crowned Snake

Cacophis krefftii

NSW, Qld

Golden Crowned Snake

Cacophis squamulosus

NSW, Qld

Carpentaria or Carpentaria Whip Snake

Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) boschmai

Qld

Pink Snake

Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) incredibilis

Qld

Eastern Small-eyed Snake

Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) nigrescens

NSW, ACT, ACT, Qld, Vic

Black-striped Snake

Cryptophis (was Rhinoplocephalus) nigrostriatus

Qld

Carpentarian Whipsnake

Demansia flagellatio

North-eastern Qld

Olive Whipsnake or
Marble-headed Whipsnake

Demansia olivacea

WA, NT, Qld?

Greater Black (Papuan)Whip Snake

Demansia papuensis

NT, Qld, WA
(not found in New Guinea)

Yellow-Faced Whipsnake

Demansia psammophis

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, (Excluding snakes previously known as Demansia psammophis reticulata)

Sombre Whipsnake

Demansia quaesitor

WA, NT, Qld

*Crack-dwelling Whipsnake

Demansia rimicola

NT, WA, Qld NSW, SA

Collared Whip Snake

Demansia torquata

Qld

*Lesser Black Whip Snake
or Black Whip Snake

Demansia vestigiata (was Demansia atra)

NT, Qld, WA

* De Vis Banded Snake

Denisonia devisi

NSW, Qld, Vic, SA

Ornamental Snake

Denisonia maculata

Qld

Yellow-naped Snake

Furina (was Glyphodon) barnardi

Qld

Red-naped Snake

Furina diadema

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Dunmall's Snake

Furina (was Glyphodon) dunmalli

Qld

Orange-naped Snake

Furina ornata

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Brown-headed Snake

Furina (was Glyphodon) tristis

Qld, Papua New Guinea

Grey Snake

Hemiaspis damelii

NSW, Qld

Marsh Snake or
Black-bellied Swamp Snake

Hemiaspis signata

NSW, Qld

Pale-headed Snake

Hoplocephalus bitorquatus

NSW, Qld

Stephens' Banded Snake

Hoplocephalus stephensii

NSW, Qld

Eastern or Mainland Tiger Snake

Now called Notechis scutatus scutatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, Tas

Inland Taipan or Fierce Snake

Oxyuranus microlepidotus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic(?) NT?

Coastal Taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus scutellatus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA

King Brown or Mulga Snake

Pseudechis australis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Collett's Snake

Pseudechis colletti

Qld

Blue-bellied or Spotted Black Snake

Pseudechis guttatus

NSW, Qld

Eastern Pygmy Mulga Snake (False King Brown Snake)

Pseudechis pailsei

Qld, NT

Papuan Black Snake

Pseudechis papuanus

Qld (Saibai Island)

Red-bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Strap Snouted Brown Snake

Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha

SA, NSW, Qld, NT, Vic

Speckled Brown Snake

Pseudonaja guttata

NT, Qld, SA

Ingram's Brown Snake

Pseudonaja ingrami

NT, Qld

*Western Brown Snake

Pseudonaja mengdeni

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

Ringed Brown Snake

Pseudonaja modesta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Northern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja nuchalis

NT, Qld, WA

Common or Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

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

*Dwyer's Snake
(Status uncertain)

Suta (was Parasuta) dwyeri

NSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, NSW, SA

Little Spotted Snake

Suta (was Rhinoplocephalus) punctata

NT, Qld, WA

*Common Spectacled Hooded Snake

Suta spectabilis (was Parasuta spectabilis spectabilis)

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Myall or Curl Snake

Suta (was Denisonia) suta

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Rough-scaled Snake

Tropidechis carinatus

NSW, Qld

Bandy Bandy or
Eastern Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

NSW, ACT, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Weipa Narrow Banded Bandy Bandy

Vermicella parscauda

Qld, (Weipa region, Cape York)


Sea Snakes are now considered to be in the Elapid family - click on the link below for
A Listing of Sea Snakes of Queensland

 

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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LINKS OF INTEREST

Key to the Snakes of South Australia
South Australian Museum


Click here for more Information about Australian Elapid Snakes


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