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KREFFT'S BLACK TIGER SNAKE
Notechis scutatus ater
(was Notechis ater ater)
STATUS OF THIS RACE/ SUBSPECIES UNCERTAIN
Extremely Dangerously Venomous


Note that free-handling extremely dangerously venomous snakes can lead to fatal consequences, even when the snake has been raised from a baby like the one photographed above.


APPROXIMATE DISTRIBUTION OF THE "RACES" OF TIGER SNAKES (Notechis scutatus)
  
The PURPLE arrow points to the location of Kreffts Black Tiger Snake previously known as Notechis ater ater . Other (now considered to be obsolete) subspecies of Notechis ater are also on this map as most people consider snakes previously classed as Notechis ater to be subspecies of Notechis scutatus



RECOGNISED SUBSPECIES OF TIGER SNAKES ARE LISTED BELOW

COMMON NAME
(INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Western Tiger Snake

Now called Notechis scutatus occidentalis (was Notechis ater occidentalis)

WA (Dark Green)

Eastern or Mainland Tiger Snake

Now called Notechis scutatus scutatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic, Tas (Orange)


RACES OF TIGER SNAKES (Notechis scutatus)
Subspecies (scientific names listed below are no longer recognised by many people) however the common names are still in use

COMMON NAME
(INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(not usually recognised)

DISTRIBUTION

Krefft's Black Tiger Snake
(Status uncertain)

Now called Notechis scutatus ater
(was Notechis ater ater)

(Status uncertain)

SA (Southern Flinders Ranges) (Purple)

Tasmanian Tiger Snake
(Status uncertain)

Now called Notechis scutatus humphreysi
(was Notechis ater humphreysi)
(Status uncertain)

Tas (Yellow)

Peninsula Black Tiger Snake
(Status uncertain)

Now called Notechis scutatus niger
(was Notechis ater niger)
(Status uncertain)

SA (Blue)

Chappell Island Tiger Snake

(Status uncertain)

Now called Notechis scutatus serventyi (was Notechis ater serventyi)
(Status uncertain)

Tas (Offshore Islands) (Red)


Click here to see photos of Krefft's Black Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus ater) at Flickr

Click here to see photos of Krefft's Black Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus ater) at Flickr


LINKS OF INTEREST

Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) - Complex

Tiger Snake
The Australian Museum

Notechis scutatus (PETERS, 1861)
Reptile Database

Notechis scutatus ater - Krefft's Tiger Snake (Flinders Ranges)
Species Profile and Threats Database

Tiger Snakes
Venom Supplies

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