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King Brown

The King Brown is an Australian snake that is poisonous. Statistically, it is the longest venomous snake in the continent and the second longest in the world.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Pseudechis
    Scientific Name P. australis


    Other Names Mulga Snake, Pilbara Cobra
    Length 8.2 to 9.8 ft
    Color Lighter shades of brown in the desert areas and darker shades of brown or brown-blackish color in the cooler areas
    Distribution Found in all the Australian states except for Victoria and Tasmania
    Habitat Sandy deserts, woodlands, hummock grasslands, chenopod scrublands; usually shelter near humans under timber, rubbish piles, burrows and deep soil cracks. They are not found in rainforests
    Diet Frogs, lizards, birds, small mammals
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 8 to 20 eggs

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    Published on December 15th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 10th June 2019.

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