Adult individual - neck "collar" markings have faded with age.
Seen crossing road while out spotlighting along the Lions Creek Road, border region Qld/NSW. It performed the defence display. Photographs taken.
Aor, 77 degreesF
AOR, 79 degreesF
Banded phase - dull black with bands dirty yellow dorsally
Crawling off road. ~ 25 cm long.
Approx 200mm snake found beneath plank of wood on edge of forest. Dark grey ventral colour.
ID and locality info based off of my notes from 2004. I tried to update taxonomic changes.
Thanks to my father, Dr. Tod Reeder, for having me on this trip.
Elapidae (Greek ἔλλοψ éllops, "sea-fish") is a family of venomous snakes found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, terrestrially in Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, and South America, and aquatically in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.