An addition to the snake fauna of Victoria: De Vis’ Banded Snake Denisonia devisi (Serpentes: Elapidae) Waite and Longman.

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Abstract

In late November 2005, a survey was carried out for Common Death Adder Acanthophis antarcticus on Lindsay and Wallpolla Islands along the Murray River. No sighting of this species were made but a De Vis' Banded Snake Denisonia devisi was collected, representing the first record of the species in Victoria. Further specimens of the snake were recorded locally in other surveys, pointing to the value of baseline survey. Ongoing surveys of herpetofauna are essential and until more is known of the conservation status of De Vis' Banded Snake in Victoria; caution is recommended regarding landuse that could potentially threaten the species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalThe Victorian Naturalist
Volume124
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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