Fun Snake ID

Discussion in 'Reptile and Amphibian Identification' started by GeckPhotographer, Apr 29, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GeckPhotographer

    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie NSW
    So guys, this has actually already been ID'd for me from multiple trusted sources, but I didn't ID it myself.

    I thought since the photo quality was pretty poor I'd put it up here and see how you guys went IDing it, and I'll let you know if you're right or not.

    [​IMG]
    Untitled by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr
    [​IMG]
    Untitled by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr
    [​IMG]
    Untitled by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr

    I'll let you know location once someone gets it. :)
     
  2. Wing_Nut

    Wing_Nut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA
    I know nothing about snake Identification, but seeing as a incorrect identification in this thread is not really relevant, I'll take a guess at this being Pseudechis australis.
     
  3. snakelady-viper

    snakelady-viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hunter Valley
    Western Brown
     
  4. Shotta

    Shotta Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    n.s.w
    Pseudonaja nuchalis
     
  5. phatty

    phatty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    taipan
     
  6. BrownHash

    BrownHash Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Perth
    Ringed Brown
     
  7. phatty

    phatty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Pseudechis weigeli
     
  8. BDkeeper

    BDkeeper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maitland
    A snake ;)
     
  9. GeckPhotographer

    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie NSW
    Well since no ones got it yet I'll throw a couple bones.

    [​IMG]
    Untitled by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr

    Between Wanaaring and Tibooburra NSW.
     
  10. Wing_Nut

    Wing_Nut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA
    Pseudonaja textilis
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2013
  11. Trent005722

    Trent005722 Not so new Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gold Coast
  12. JrFear

    JrFear Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Beaches Sydney
    Clearly a Keelback - Tropidonophis mairii ;)
     
  13. wrecked

    wrecked New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Strap-snouted brown snake
     
  14. GeckPhotographer

    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie NSW
    Well Wrecked has it guys. Strap-snouted Brown Snake, Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha. It was a beautiful snake in the flesh and I was rather sad I wasn't able to capture pictures of it to the standard I like. Maybe next time.
     
  15. snakelady-viper

    snakelady-viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hunter Valley
    Why is it not in any books including complete guide to reptiles of australia???
     
  16. snakelady-viper

    snakelady-viper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hunter Valley
    Its a shield-snouted brown not a strap snouted brown
     
  17. Skeptic

    Skeptic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Port Macquarie
  18. GeckPhotographer

    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie NSW
    It is in that book, and that is simply a different common name, both are regularly used. I prefer Strap-snouted.

    That source you've linked tells you it has been split from the Western Brown, of which it was once grouped as a complex???
     
  19. eipper

    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    SEQ
    Strap snouted brown snake Pseudonaja aspidoryncha.
     
  20. Skeptic

    Skeptic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Port Macquarie
    I understand that, I just thought to be fair when people were guessing 'western brown' you might have asked for scientific names :) Just a thought that popped into my head and believe me, they're not all good ;) I didn't take a guess so no strap off my snout :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page