Drysdalia

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crowned snakes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Drysdalia
Worrell, 1961
Species

crowned snake, (Drysdalia coronata)
Schlegel, 1837
white-lipped snake, (Drysdalia coronoides)
Günther, 1858
Masters' snake, (Drysdalia masterii)
Krefft, 1866
Drysdalia rhodogaster
Jan & Sordelli, 1873

The crowned snakes are a group of snakes belonging to the genus Drysdalia of the family Elapidae. The four species in this genus are venomous, but not considered deadly.

Geographic range[edit]

They are endemic to parts of southern and eastern Australia.

Description[edit]

Crowned snakes are relatively small-sized snakes, averaging about 50 cm (20 inches) in length but can be as small as 18 cm (7 inches). They are normally brown in colour.

Habitat[edit]

They inhabit woodlands, swamps and heathland.

Diet[edit]

Drysdalia feed on frogs and lizards.

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