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Narrow-banded shovel-nosed snake

narrow-banded shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis fasciolatus)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Brachyurophis fasciolatus - (G√ľnther, 1872)
Pronunciation  BRACK-ee-your-OH-fis   FASS-ee-oh-LAH-tuss
Etymology  Brachyurophis: 'short-tailed snake'
fasciolatus: 'small-banded'.
Other names  Simoselaps fasciolatus 
Total length
Species avg: 30 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


Brachyurophis f. fasciolatus - occurs in central-western Western Australia, from about Shark Bay south to Perth, stretching west well into the southern interior.

B. f. fasciata - occurs from far eastern Western Australia across South Australia and the southern Northern Territory, extending east into south-western Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia


A variety of arid and semi-arid habitats.

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