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Posted by Derek K. on May 01, 2002 at 22:08:22:
In Reply to: Re: Yep, just happen to have Mirtschins's 82 version (excellent reference!!): posted by Scott Eipper on April 30, 2002 at 06:14:58:
: Mulgas...great snakes now....
: Most specimens of Cannia (Pseudechis) australis (see wells & wellington for the name change) are a brown colour.
Due to recent heated discussions over Aussie/PNG proposed Elapidae taxa changes, I have become somewhat skeptical as to which proposals are valid and those that are not. Would I be safe in saying that this taxa change from Pseudechis to Cannia would be recognized by the majority of subject matter experts or otherwise?
: 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....