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Hooded snakes
Parasuta - Worrell, 1961

Pronunciation: pah-rah-SUE-tah
Etymology: 'next-to Suta', after a similar snake genus

Taxonomic notes:

Many members of this genus were previously placed in Suta.

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Live-bearing - 5 out of 6 Australian species
Viviparous - 1 out of 6 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: little whip snake (Parasuta flagellum) at 40 cm
 Longest Australian species: Dwyer's snake (Parasuta dwyeri) at up to 60 cm
Number of Australian species: 6

Dwyer's snake (Parasuta dwyeri)
Glenmorgan, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Dwyer's snake (Parasuta dwyeri) distribution range map Parasuta dwyeri
Dwyer's snake
Year described
(Worrell 1956)

little whip snake (Parasuta flagellum)
Dunkeld, Victoria
Photo © Henry Cook
little whip snake (Parasuta flagellum) distribution range map Parasuta flagellum
Little whip snake
Year described
(McCoy 1978)

Gould's hooded snake (Parasuta gouldii)
Lancelin, Western Australia
Photo © Mark Sanders
Gould's hooded snake (Parasuta gouldii) distribution range map Parasuta gouldii
Gould's hooded snake
Year described
(Gray 1841)

monk snake (Parasuta monachus)
Hammersley Ranges, Western Australia
Photo © Brendan Schembri
monk snake (Parasuta monachus) distribution range map Parasuta monachus
Monk snake
Year described
(Storr 1964)

Mitchell's short-tailed snake (Parasuta nigriceps)
Perth, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Mitchell's short-tailed snake (Parasuta nigriceps) distribution range map Parasuta nigriceps
Mitchell's short-tailed snake
Year described
(G√ľnther 1863)

mallee black-headed snake (Parasuta spectabilis)
Dublin, South Australia
Photo © Jordan de Jong
mallee black-headed snake (Parasuta spectabilis) distribution range map Parasuta spectabilis
Mallee black-headed snake
Year described
(Krefft 1869)

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