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Shine's whipsnake

Shine's whipsnake (Demansia shinei)
Three Ways, Northern Territory
Photo © Rob Valentic
Demansia shinei - Shea, 2007
Pronunciation  dee-MAN-see-ah   SHINE-ee
Etymology  Demansia: after A. van Diemen.
shinei: after Rick Shine, a well-known and snake-obsessed herpetologist.
Other names  shiny ricksnake
Demansia torquata 
Total length
Species avg: 43 cm
Species max: 62 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


Northern central Australia, from Hall'™s Creek in the west, to Borroloola in the east, and south to about Uluru (Ayers Rock).1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Western Australia


A variety of arid and semi-arid habitats.

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