Brown and Black snakes

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Brown and Black snakes

Postby Herpetologist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:40 pm

1: Who can name the 7 species of Brown snakes??

2: Who can name the 5 species of Black Snake??

3: And lastly th 3 known species of Taipan.




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Re: Brown and Black snakes

Postby gaboon69 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:44 pm

You mean 4 species of Taipan ?
It also depends how you feel about mtDNA analysis as WW mentioned an issue with O. scuttelatus canni a while ago.
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Re: Brown and Black snakes

Postby Herpetologist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:03 pm

Well it depends, the coastal taipan has 3 subspecies so you could say 5 species of taipan, you right it depends on how you look at it.
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Re: Brown and Black snakes

Postby Herpetologist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:06 pm

You could also say the coastal taipan has only 2 subspecies, really depends on how you look at it.
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Re: Brown and Black snakes

Postby deleray » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:20 pm

As far as I know there are the three, namely - scutelattus, microlepidotus and temporalis? Is it correct to include a subspecies as a species (canni)?
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Re: Brown and Black snakes

Postby Herpetologist » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:44 am

deleray wrote:As far as I know there are the three, namely - scutelattus, microlepidotus and temporalis? Is it correct to include a subspecies as a species (canni)?

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