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Western brown snake

western brown snake (Pseudonaja mengdeni)
Leinster, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Pseudonaja mengdeni - Wells & Wellington, 1985
Pronunciation  SUE-doh-NAY-ah   MENG-den-ee
Etymology  Pseudonaja: 'false Naja', after a genus of cobra.
mengdeni: presumably after G. Mengden.
Other names  Mengden's brown snake
Total length
Species avg: 100 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


"Western and central Australia, from Carnarvon, Western Australia, to Mootwingee National Park, western New South Wales".1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

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


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