Pygmy copperhead

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pygmy copperhead
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Austrelaps
Species: A. labialis
Binomial name
Austrelaps labialis
(Jan, 1859)
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Alecto labialis Jan, 1859

The pygmy copperhead (Austrelaps labialis) is a venomous, elapid, snake species.


It is not closely related to the American Copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to Australia and restricted to South Australia (state), particularly Kangaroo Island.


It is common but rarely seen, being unobtrusive, and hiding under leaf litter, old iron and haystacks.


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