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Eastern pygmy mulga snake

Eastern pygmy mulga snake (Pseudechis pailsei)
Mt Isa, Queensland
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Pseudechis pailsei - (Hoser, 1998)
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   PAY-uls-ee
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
pailsei: "after Victorian reptile breeder Roy Pails."
Other names  Pailsus pailsei 
Total length
Species avg: 150 cm
Clutch size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


The Top End of the Northern Territory to north-western Queensland, and south-east as far as the John Hills, west of Winton.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland, Northern Territory


Occupies a variety of habitats, including savannah woodland, rocky escarpments, and arid and semi-arid shrublands and grasslands.

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