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Austrelaps ramsayi

Highlands Copperhead

Elapid

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.

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Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Corin Reservoir - 30 Jan 2021 by BrianHerps Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Kosciuszko National Park, NSW - 24 Jan 2021 by rawshorty Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Nov 2020 by BrianHerps Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tallaganda State Forest - 9 Oct 2020 by trevsci Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Sep 2020 by Jek Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Glen Allen, NSW - 15 Dec 2019 by JackieMiles Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Nov 2019 by JohnBundock Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Apr 2019 by SWishart Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Mar 2019 by AndrewCB Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Glen Allen, NSW - 20 Mar 2019 by JackieMiles Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Feb 2019 by SWishart Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Dec 2018 by jmcleod Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Crackenback, NSW - 4 Nov 2018 by wombey Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Corin Reservoir - 18 Apr 2018 by RobSpeirs Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Kosciuszko National Park - 11 Mar 2018 by George Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Oct 2017 by jmcleod Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Mar 2017 by isopeda Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Gibraltar Pines - 20 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 26 Mar 2016 by JohnBundock Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Feb 2016 by NathanaelC Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Jan 2016 by jackfrench Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Jan 2015 by lyndsey Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Oct 2012 by KMcCue Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Winifred, NSW - 12 Mar 2010 by GeoffRobertson Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2009 by KMcCue Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Winifred, NSW - 4 Mar 2005 by GeoffRobertson Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Old Adaminaby, NSW - 14 Dec 1978 by wombey Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 1977 by wombey
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Corin Reservoir - 30 Jan 2021 by BrianHerps
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Kosciuszko National Park, NSW - 24 Jan 2021 by rawshorty
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Nov 2020 by BrianHerps
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tallaganda State Forest - 9 Oct 2020 by trevsci
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Sep 2020 by Jek
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Glen Allen, NSW - 15 Dec 2019 by JackieMiles
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 Nov 2019 by JohnBundock
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Apr 2019 by SWishart
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Mar 2019 by AndrewCB
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Glen Allen, NSW - 20 Mar 2019 by JackieMiles
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Feb 2019 by SWishart
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Dec 2018 by jmcleod
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Crackenback, NSW - 4 Nov 2018 by wombey
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Corin Reservoir - 18 Apr 2018 by RobSpeirs
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Kosciuszko National Park - 11 Mar 2018 by George
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Oct 2017 by jmcleod
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Mar 2017 by isopeda
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Gibraltar Pines - 20 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Nov 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 26 Mar 2016 by JohnBundock
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Feb 2016 by NathanaelC
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Jan 2016 by jackfrench
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Jan 2015 by lyndsey
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Oct 2012 by KMcCue
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Winifred, NSW - 12 Mar 2010 by GeoffRobertson
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Feb 2009 by KMcCue
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Winifred, NSW - 4 Mar 2005 by GeoffRobertson
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Old Adaminaby, NSW - 14 Dec 1978 by wombey
Austrelaps ramsayi (Highlands Copperhead) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 1977 by wombey

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Species information

  • Austrelaps ramsayi Scientific name
  • Highlands Copperhead Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 895.2m to 1365.9m Recorded at altitude

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