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ELAPIDS OF TASMANIA
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



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ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae



Listing of the Elapid Snakes
found in the
TASMANIA
(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

Scientific Name

Distribution

Lowlands Copperhead

Austrelaps superbus

NSW, SA, Tas, Vic

White-Lipped Snake

Drysdalia coronoides

NSW, ACT, SA, Tas, Vic

Tasmanian Tiger Snake

Now called Notechis scutatus humphreysi
(was Notechis ater humphreysi)

Tas


 

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 8, 2018

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