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Posted by Scott Eipper on April 30, 2002 at 06:14:58:
In Reply to: Yep, just happen to have Mirtschins's 82 version (excellent reference!!): posted by Derek K. on April 29, 2002 at 22:55:47:
Mulgas...great snakes now....
Most specimens of Cannia (Pseudechis) australis (see wells & wellington for the name change) are a brown colour.
Darwins, St George's, Wheatbelts, Pilbara, N.S.W Mulgas are all a shade of brown...generally darker as you go South. Red Brown, Gold, Grey Brown...some reticulated, some not, but mainly brown.
They snakes from in particular the Eyre Peninsular in South Australia are black/dark with the first edge of the scale light yellow or green.
..thats why I tend to use Mulga rather than King Brown. But the same argument can be said for Mulga...as they are not restricted to that habitat type.
P.S couple of other examples...Tiger Snake (unbanded and even spotted snakes occur), Stephen's Banded Snake....Unbanded forms present),
Yellow Faced Whip Snake and the list goes on....