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CHAPPELL ISLAND TIGER SNAKE
Notechis scutatus serventyi
(was Notechis ater serventyi)
STATUS UNCERTAIN
Note that many people do not recognise this subspecies


Chappell Island Tiger Snake 
Chappell Island Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus serventyi) - This subspecies (or race) of Tiger Snake grows extremely large compared to other Tiger Snakes - and is also variable in pattern, with little or no banding.

APPROXIMATE DISTRIBUTION OF THE "RACES" OF TIGER SNAKES (Notechis scutatus)
 
The RED shading shows the location (Furneaux Group) of the Chappell Island Tiger Snake previously known as Notechis ater serventyi . Other subspecies (now considered obsolete by many) of Notechis ater are also on this map as some 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 subspecies, races and phases of Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Chappell Island Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus serventyi) at Flickr


LINKS OF INTEREST

Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) - Complex

Tiger Snake
The Australian Museum

Notechis scutatus (PETERS, 1861)
Reptile Database

Chappell Island Tiger Snake
Cool Companions

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