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Demansia psammophis

Yellow-faced Whipsnake

Elapid

The Yellow-faced Whip-snake is one of nine species of whip-snake in Australia and New Guinea. It is a long thin snake with a narrow head and usually greyish green in colour. The eye has a comma-like marking to the edge of the lip; the black marking is edged with yellow. A white edged dark line is seen from the snout. The snake may grow up to 1.2 metres.

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Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whipsnake) at Blue Mountains National Park, NSW - 9 Nov 2017 by PatrickCampbell
Demansia psammophis (Yellow-faced Whipsnake) at Blue Mountains National Park, NSW - 9 Nov 2017 by PatrickCampbell

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Species information

  • Demansia psammophis Scientific name
  • Yellow-faced Whipsnake Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 565.8m Recorded at altitude
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