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Pseudonaja nuchalis

Western Brown Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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All snakes of the genus Pseudonaja have very short fangs. Bite can be virtually painless and symptoms may not occur immediately. You may be bitten and envenomated without noticing it. Always seek medical help and apply compression bandage.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 206 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Pseudonaja nuchalis  ENGLISH Brown Snake, Western Brown Snake, GERMAN Westliche Braunschlange, UNCODED LANGUAGES Gwardar ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Hydrophiinae

  • Sea snakes
  • IV. Genus Pseudonaja

  • Australian brown snakes
  • V. Species Pseudonaja nuchalis

  • Western brown snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 788
Look up complete taxonomic records of Pseudonaja nuchalis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).