Help IDing some Australian brown snakes

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danh
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Help IDing some Australian brown snakes

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I was wondering if someone could help me out with these two brown snakes. Both were found near Roxby Downs, South Australia, and I can't tell whether they're Pseudonaja mendengi or P. aspidoryncha.

Snake #1:
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Snake #2:
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Both photos by Angus Kennedy.

Dan

Edit: misspelled Australian

WW**
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Re: Help IDing some Austalain brown snakes

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#2 definitely looks like P. aspidorhyncha, judging from the very strap-like rostral. Not so sure about # 1. Idon't suppose yougot to see the inside of the mouth of either snake? P. aspidorhyncha has a white buccal lining, whereas that of P. mengdeni is black.

danh
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Re: Help IDing some Australian brown snakes

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No, neither opened their mouth...

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StephenZozaya
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Re: Help IDing some Australian brown snakes

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I'd go with P. mengdeni for #1 and P. aspidorhyncha for #2.


Stephen

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