Simoselaps littoralis — West Coast Banded Snake
Some other names for this species:
Coastal Burrowing Snake
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.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
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- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition