Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped Snake)

Elapid

White-lipped Snake is one of three species of Drysdalia snakes, short somewhat thinnish snakes, found in Australian and New Guinea. It is Australia's most cold tolerant snake, even inhabiting areas above the snow line. Growing to only about 40 cm in length, this snake feeds almost exclusively on skinks. The species gets its name from a thin, white line bordered above by a narrow black line that runs along the upper lip.

Drysdalia coronoides is listed in the following regions:

Canberra & Southern Tablelands  |  Southern Highlands  |  South Coast  |  Tasmania

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white stripe on upper lip bordered above by black line

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