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Robust burrowing snake

robust burrowing snake (Antaioserpens albiceps)
Aurukuun, Queensland
Photo © Anders Zimny
Antaioserpens albiceps - (Boulenger, 1898)
Pronunciation  ann-TAY-ee-oh-SIR-puhns   AL-bee-ceps
Etymology  Antaioserpens: 'From the Greek Antaios, a giant wrestler whose strength was renewed when he touched the earth.'1
albiceps: white-head
Other names  north-eastern plain-nosed burrowing snake
Total length
Species avg: 29 cm
Species max: 40 cm
Clutch size
Average: 5
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


North-eastern Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Open woodland, savannah.

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