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Collared whipsnake

collared whipsnake (Demansia torquata)
Mount Elliot, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Demansia torquata - (G√ľnther, 1862)
Pronunciation  dee-MAN-see-ah   tohr-KWAH-tah
Etymology  Demansia: after A. van Diemen.
torquata: 'collared', referring to the neck markings.
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 50 cm
Species max: 90 cm
Clutch size
Average: 4
Range: 2 - 8
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


Eastern Queensland, from the tip of Cape York Peninsula south to the central coast of Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Temperate to tropical ranges, slopes and plains with open forests, woodlands or shrublands.

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