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PENINSULA BLACK TIGER SNAKE
Notechis scutatus niger
(was Notechis ater niger )
(Status uncertain)

Note that this subspecies is not recognised by most people - however this page is here for completeness, and the common name is still often used for this race of tiger snakes
Dangerously Venomous

Penisula black Tiger Snake 
This race of Tiger Snake previously known as (Notechis ater niger) is found on Eyre Peninsular, York Peninsula, and Kangaroo Island as well as multiple small Islands off the South Australian Coast.
The Tiger Snakes found on the Fleurieu Peninsula may also belong to this race or be intermediate between the races.
The Tiger Snakes that occur along occur along most of the Murray River are Eastern Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus scutatus)
however those found near the mouth of the Murray River might be intermediate between the two races


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

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The BLUE areas along the South Australian coastline show where Peninsular Black Tiger Snakes occur.
Peninsular Black Tiger Snakes were previously known as Notechis ater niger
. 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

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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)




Peninsula Black Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus niger) at Port Lincoln (Roadkill), showing head scalation
Peninsula Black Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus niger) at Tulka near Port Lincoln (roadkill), showing head scalation

Peninsula Black Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus niger) at Port Lincoln (Roadkill), showing belly colouration

Peninsula Black Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus niger) at Tulka near Port Lincoln (roadkill), showing belly colouration



Peninsula Black Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus niger) at Port Lincoln (Roadkill), showing the single anal and subcaudal scales

Peninsula Black Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus niger) at Tulka near Port Lincoln (roadkill), showing the single anal and subcaudal scales


Kangaroo Island Black Tigers Notechis scutatus niger
A group of Peninsula Black Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus niger) from Kangaroo Island

Click here to see photos of Peninsula Black Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus niger) at Flickr
Click here to see photos of Peninsula Black Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus niger) at Flickr

LINKS OF INTEREST

Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) - Complex

Tiger Snake
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