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Papuan black snake

Papuan black snake (Pseudechis papuanus)
Saibai Island, Queensland
Photo © Tom Parkin
Pseudechis papuanus - Peters & Doria, 1878
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   pap-oo-AHN-uss
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
papuanus: referring to Papua.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 214 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


Known from Saibai and Boigu Islands, and also mainland New Guinea.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



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