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Coastal taipan

coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus)
Cooktown, Queensland
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Oxyuranus scutellatus - (Peters, 1867)
Pronunciation  OX-ee-your-AH-nuss   scoo-tell-AH-tuss
Etymology  Oxyuranus: 'pointy tail'.
scutellatus: 'shielded'.
Other names  Eastern taipan
 
 
Total length
Species avg: 200 cm
Species max: 300 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 11
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

Range

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Habitat

Recorded from the following parks/reserves

The following sources may have been consulted when the above list was compiled:
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