About this object

Small, slender snake with broad, flattened head distinct from head. The top of the head is grey, often with prominent spots, there is a broad white or cream band around the back of the head often surrounded by black spots. Colour is light brown to grey above and pale grey below, sometimes with dark flecks. Length up to 1 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Hoplocephalus bitorquatus (Jan, 1859)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Pale-headed Swamp Snake
  • Collector
    K Williams
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Queensland: Brisbane: Cooyar
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by G. Mack, Director, Queensland Museum, 1958
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: J.9142; previous number: 1958.102.9
Object view = Natural Science
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