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Species profile—Oxyuranus microlepidotus (western taipan)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Elapidae (elapid snakes) → Oxyuranus microlepidotus (western taipan)

Photo of Oxyuranus microlepidotus (western taipan) - Porter, G.,Queensland Government,1991

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Elapidae (elapid snakes)
Scientific name
Oxyuranus microlepidotus (McCoy, 1879)
Common name
western taipan
WildNet taxon ID
469
Alternate name(s)
fierce snake
small-scaled snake
small scaled snake
inland taipan
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Venomous

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=469

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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