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Demansia psammophis

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Its body colour is pale grey to olive-brown often with a faint reddish lateral stripe. It has a black ‘comma’-shaped marking covering each eye and a black banded-snout. Its grows to a maximum length of 1 m and is unlikely to be confused with any other species in the region. It is a fast moving and alert species known only from Nail Can Hill Flora Reserve in Albury wheer it may be locally common. It has also been recorded near Talgarno and Warby Ranges in Victoria. It shelters beneath fallen timber and surface rocks in dry forest and grassy box woodland. The yellow-faced whipsnake produces up to nine eggs per clutch often in communal nesting-sites and is often basking in small aggregations. It is a venomous species, although only large individuals are likely to produce bite symptoms in humans. It is listed as 'Near Threatened' in Victoria.

 

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Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Nail Can Hill - 26 Sep 2020 by Damian Michael Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Nail Can Hill - 18 Sep 2020 by Lizzie Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Nail Can Hill - 19 Aug 2018 by Damian Michael
Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Nail Can Hill - 26 Sep 2020 by Damian Michael
Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Nail Can Hill - 18 Sep 2020 by Lizzie
Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake) at Nail Can Hill - 19 Aug 2018 by Damian Michael

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Species information

  • Demansia psammophis Scientific name
  • Yellow-faced Whip Snake Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 233.63090029933227m to 258.2384761904762m Recorded at altitude

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