Demansia

Demansia

/De·man·sia/ (de-man´se-ah) a genus of venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, including the brown snake of Australia and New Guinea.

Demansia

a genus of venomous snakes.

Demansia nuchalis affinis
as for D. textilis (below). Called also dugite, spotted brown snake.
Demansia nuchalis nuchalis
similar to D. textilis. Called also gwardar, western brown snake, Pseudonaja nuchalis.
Demansia olivaceae (syn. Demansia psammophis olivacea)
a thin, poisonous snake up to 7 ft long. Called also black whip snake.
Demansia textilis
the Australian brown snake with a powerful toxin and a willingness to attack. Envenomation is characterized by clinical signs of drowsiness, drooping of lips and eyelids, inability to swallow, labored abdominal respiration, muscle tremor, recumbency and pupillary dilatation in some cases. Called also common brown snake.
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The sun shines on the house and the workshop annex, whose back door can be opened and latched to the wall with a hook so that he can sit on the doorstep and read about the twenty-two-foot amethyst-colored python, about "the children's python" that is kept almost like a rat- and rabbit-hunting house pet, about the fighting snakes, the small poisonous snake, Demansia, whose "males coil firmly around each other to wring their opponent's life from its body.