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Western crowned snake

western crowned snake (Elapognathus coronatus)
D'entrecasteaux National Park, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Elapognathus coronatus - (Schlegel, 1837)
Pronunciation  el-AH-poh-GNAH-thus   KOH-roe-NAH-tuss
Etymology  Elapognathus: 'Elaps jaw', after another genus of snakes.
coronatus: 'crowned'1.
Other names  Drysdalia coronata 
Total length
Species avg: 40 cm
Litter size
Average: 4
Range: 3 - 9
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


Coastal areas of southern and south-western Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Heath, woodlands and swamps.

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