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Red-naped snake

red-naped snake (Furina diadema)
Mingela, Queensland
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Furina diadema - (Schlegel, 1837)
Pronunciation  fue-REE-nah   DIE-ah-DEM-ah
Etymology  Furina: possibly after the Roman goddess, Furrina.1
diadema: I think diadem is a French word referring to a tiara.
Other names  Calamaria diadema — SCHLEGEL 1837: 32
Furina diadema — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 1239
Rabdion occipitale GIRARD 1858: 181
Brachysoma diadema — GÜNTHER 1863
Pseudelaps diadema — JAN 1863
Cacophis blackmanii KREFFT 1869: 77
Denisonia bancrofti DE VIS 1911: 23 (holotype is in QM)
Pseudelaps diadema — BOULENGER 1896 ?
Brachysoma diadema — WORRELL 1963
Aspidomorphus diadema — MINTON et al. 1970
Total length
Species avg: 40 cm
Clutch size
Average: 3
Range: 1 - 10
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
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Found in the following Australian states/territories

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria


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