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Unbanded shovel-nosed snake

unbanded shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis incinctus)
Augathella, Queensland
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Brachyurophis incinctus - (Storr, 1968)
Pronunciation  BRACK-ee-your-OH-fis   inn-SINK-tuss
Etymology  Brachyurophis: 'short-tailed snake'
incinctus: 'unbanded'.
Other names  Simoselaps incinctus 
Total length
Species avg: 30 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


Occurs from central Australia north to the Gulf of Carpentaria and south again across western Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland


Heavy clays and loams, as well as rocky areas.1

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