The Highland Copperhead is one of three species of copperhead found in south-east Australia. The snake is usually has a blackish grey back and a cream belly. Sometimes it head is copper in colour and its back a golden brown colour with a darker stripe down the middle of its back. It may grow up to 1.25m in length. It is restricted to higher altitudes.
Distribution: Common at higher altitudes. The Atlas of Living Australia also shows a number of records of Lowland Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) in the region. It has not been practical to distinguish between Highland and Lowland Copperheads.
MapsTidbinbilla Nature Reserve Gibraltar Pines Namadgi National Park Lower Cotter Catchment Kosciuszko National Park Tallaganda State Forest Bendora Reservoir Corin Reservoir
PlacesPaddys River, ACT Winifred, NSW Glen Allen, NSW Tennent, ACT Rendezvous Creek, ACT Mount Clear, ACT Cotter River, ACT Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Crackenback, NSW Old Adaminaby, NSW Jinden, NSW
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