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TASMANIAN TIGER SNAKE

Notechis scutatus humphreysi
(was Notechis ater humphreysi)

STATUS UNCERTAIN - most references no longer recognise this race as a subspecies
Extremely Dangerously Venomous

 
Tasmanian Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus humphreysi )


APPROXIMATE DISTRIBUTION OF THE "RACES" OF TIGER SNAKES (Notechis scutatus)
 

The ORANGE area (Tasmania and nearby King Island) in the map above shows the distribution of the Tasmanian Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus humphreysi) previously known as Notechis ater humphreysi . Other (now obsolete ) subspecies of Notechis ater are also on this map.


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)



Tasmanian Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus humphreysi
Tasmanian Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus humphreysi)

Tasmanian Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus humphreysi
Tasmanian Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus humphreysi)

Tasmanian Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus humphreysi
Juvenile Tasmanian Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus humphreysi)

 

Click here to see photos of Tasmanian Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus humphreysi) at Flickr

Click here to see photos of Tasmanian Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus humphreysi) at Flickr

 

LINKS OF INTEREST

Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) - Complex

Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus
Australian Museum

Notechis scutatus humphreysi Worrell, 1963
Atlas of Living Australia

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