THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - ELAPIDS

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ELAPIDS OF TASMANIA

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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

Tasmanian Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus humphreysi

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 - 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

This race was known as Notechis scutatus humphreysi however most resources do no recognise the subspecies as being valid
(was also known as Notechis ater humphreysi)

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DISTRIBUTION KEY
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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 December 14, 2020

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