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Spotted mulga snake

spotted mulga snake (Pseudechis butleri)
Paynes Find, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Pseudechis butleri - Smith, 1982
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   BUTT-ler-ee
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
butleri: after naturalist Harry Buttler.
Other names  Speckled mulga snake
Butler's snake
Butler's black snake
Butler's mulga snake
Total length
Species avg: 160 cm
Clutch size
Average: 10
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
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Taxonomic notes

Smith L A 1982. Variation in Pseudechis australis (Serpentes: Elapidae) in Western Australia and description of a new species of Pseudechis. Records of the Western Australian Museum 10 (1): 35-45

Scale count information

Dorsal scales at midbody   17
Ventrals   200 to 220 with a divided anal scale
Subcaudals   50 to 70 and are both
Other scale information   Anterior subcaudal scales single, posterior ones divided.
Danger rating   Dangerous.
Note: even a bite from a 'virtually harmless' or non-venomous reptile can result in serious complications. Play it safe and don't get bitten by anything.
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