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bronzeback (Ophidiocephalus taeniatus)
Coober Pedy, South Australia
Photo © Rob Valentic
Ophidiocephalus taeniatus - Lucas & Frost, 1897
Pronunciation  off-ID-ee-oh-SEFF-a-luss   TEEN-ee-AH-tus
Etymology  Ophidiocephalus: 'snake head', referring to the snake-like head.
taeniatus: 'bronzed'.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10.2 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Central southern Northern Territory, south to Coober Pedy, South Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, South Australia


Tree-lined waterways. Shelters in leaf litter and loose soil.

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