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The Collett’s Snake (Pseudechis colletti) is perhaps the most colourful of the larger venomous Australian snakes. Related to the Mulga Snake and the Red-bellied Black Snake, it too accepts preys on a variety of animals.

It is confined to a small area of western Queensland, living mainly on the crackiong clay soils where it shelters in the cracks of the earth.

The Collett’s Snake has dark brown to black upperparts, whilst the sides have a pink to salmon and cream banding, and pale yellow to orange underparts. The juveniles are usually the same colour as adults, although they are usually brighter with more contrast.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Serpentes
  • Family: Elapidae
  • Genus: Pseudechis
  • Species: P. colletti
  • Binomial name: Pseudechis colletti

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