Pseudechis


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Pseudechis

/Pseud·ech·is/ (soo-dek´is) a genus of venomous Australian snakes of the family Elapidae. P. porphyria´cus is the Australian blacksnake.

Pseudechis

a genus of venomous snakes.

Pseudechis australis
the mulga or king brown snake with a highly poisonous neurotoxin. A brassy red-brown color with a cream and orange belly and up to 10 ft long.
Pseudechis papuanus
Papuan black snake. A highly poisonous but unaggressive black snake with a blue-gray belly and gray underthroat and up to 8 ft long.
Pseudechis porphyriacus
the red-bellied black snake. A purple-black snake with a pink-white belly up to 8 ft long. Not aggressive and has a poison of relatively low neurotoxicity but has a high content of hemolysin and hemorrhagic factor.
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Pseudechis porphyriacus was kept cooler with an enclosure temperature of approximately 26[degrees]C at the cool end and a warm spot of about 29[degrees]C under the basking light/heating cable.
Pseudechis australis clutch size ranged from 4-23, with an average of 12 eggs (n=6) per clutch.
Seasonal shifts in the thermoregulatory behaviour of Australian blacksnakes, Pseudechis porphyriacus (Serpentes: Elapidae).