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North Western Shovel Nosed Snake

Brachyurophis approximans (Glauert 1954)

Distribution

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Continent: Australia
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia)
Type locality: Muccan Station, 23° 30'S, 120'00'E, W. A.
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Brachyurophis approximans

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Brachyurophis approximans, also known as the north-western shovel-nosed snake, is a species of venomous burrowing snake that is endemic to Australia. The specific epithet approximans (“approaching”) alludes to its similarity to Brachyurophis campbelli.[2]

Description

The species grows to about 30 cm in length. There are some 50–80 dark brown bands along the body, much broader than the pale bands separating them. The belly is whitish.[3]

Behaviour

The species is oviparous, with a clutch size of three. It feeds on reptile eggs.[2]

Distribution and habitat

The species occurs in the arid Pilbara and adjacent areas of north-west Western Australia, in stony soils vegetated with Acacia.[3] The type locality is Muccan Station in the Pilbara.

References

  1. ^ Glauert, L (1954). "Herpetological miscellanea. III. A new burrowing snake from north-western Australia (Rhynchoelaps approximans, sp. nov.)". Western Australian Naturalist. 4: 85.
  2. ^ a b "North-western shovel-nosed snake". Australian Reptile Online Database. Stewart Macdonald. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b "North-western shovel-nosed snake". WA Museum Collections. Western Australian Museum. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
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Brachyurophis approximans: Brief Summary

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Brachyurophis approximans, also known as the north-western shovel-nosed snake, is a species of venomous burrowing snake that is endemic to Australia. The specific epithet approximans (“approaching”) alludes to its similarity to Brachyurophis campbelli.

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