Researchers discover new species of taipan
Australian researchers say they have found a previously undiscovered species of taipan.
The young snake has been found in the central deserts of Western Australia as part of a biodiversity survey.
He says there are only two other known species of taipan in Australia, and the last one was found 125 years ago.
“You don’t find a big venomous species of snake very often anywhere in the world, especially in a country like Australia which is relatively well explored, so it’s a big find,” he said.
“[For] people who are interested in reptiles, this would be an outstanding find.”
The taipan has been preserved at the WA Museum.
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