The occurrence of juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes Pseudonaja textilis textilis with body bands from Werribee-Keilor plains grasslands near Melbourne is documented and a literature review of the variation in banding patterns across the species' geographic range is examined through published descriptions and photographs.
Keywords: Eastern Brown Snake, Pseudonaja textilis textilis, juveniles, body bands, Werribee-Keilor plains
The distinctive and variable markings of juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes Pseudonaja textilis textilis have long been known (Krefft 1869; Waite 1929) and are such a contrast to the unpatterned adults that the juveniles were more than once described as separate species (e.
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The three species detected in the last five years of the study were observed only once over the entire study period; these were the Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis
(2010), Smooth Toadlet Uperoleia laevigata (2011) and Copper-tailed Skink Ctenotus taeniolatus (2013).
scincoides (n=3) and also by juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes Pseudonaja textilis
textilis (n = 2) and a juvenile Eastern Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus (n = 1).