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Western pygmy mulga snake

Western pygmy mulga snake (Pseudechis weigeli)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Pseudechis weigeli - (Wells & Wellington, 1987)
Pronunciation  sue-DECK-iss   WHY-gull-ee
Etymology  Pseudechis: 'false Echis' - Echis is a genus of adders.
weigeli: after John Weigel.
Other names  Weigel's black snake
Pseudechis australis 
Total length
Species avg: 165 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


The Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


A variety of habitats, including tropical woodland, blacksoil plains and rocky slopes.

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