Please ID Snake

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  1. LizardLad

    LizardLad New Member

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    00AE8397-EBA8-4BD9-B159-69F4E43AF0FC.jpeg Found this snake up in the Blue Mountains thought it might have been a highland copperhead (Austrelaps ramsayi) but not too sure.
    Please help
     
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    GBWhite Well-Known Member

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    Sure is. See the white barring on the upper lips (supralabials)? Dead give away.
     
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    It is indeed a Highlands copperhead (Austrelaps ramsayi). The strongly barred lips with the large pale anterior portion of the upper labial scales diagonally meeting the dark striping is diagnostic for this species. Location also eliminates other Copperhead species.

    (George posted while I was writing this, but I figure I may as well post it anyway.)
     
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    Thanks guys. I know my Alice Springs desert snakes but I’m I have a hard time identifying others. Glad my quick google search lead to the right result :)
     

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