Simoselaps littoralis West Coast Banded Snake
Some other names for this species:
Coastal Burrowing Snake
Peron Peninsula, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia, AustraliaNovember 23, 2009
West Coast Banded Snake (Simoselaps littoralis) West Coast Banded Snake (Simoselaps littoralis)
We saw three beautiful little snakes that looked approximately like this one on the road on this night. I had a hard time deciding whether they were all the same species or not, but David Fischer convinced me that details of the appearance of the head showed that this one was S. littoralis and the other two were S. bertholdi.

I’ve written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.

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