About this object

Large, slender snake, slightly flattened from the side with a broad bulbous head distinct from the narrow neck, long prehensile tail. Eastern specimens are pale brown to reddish-brown above with numerous dark blotches, sometimes in narrow crossbands, there is a western form which is cream to light reddish-brown with numerous reddish-brown crossbands. Length up to 2 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Boiga irregularis (Merrem, 1802)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Brown Tree Snake
  • Collector
    G Launder
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Queensland: Toogoolawah
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by G. Mack, Director, Queensland Museum, 1958
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: J.9822; previous number: 1958.102.4
Object view = Natural Science
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