This small elapid snake is endangered because of its restriction to a specific habitat (weathered sandstone outcrops in southeastem Australia) that is under heavy pressure for commercial exploitation, especially for “bushrock” in suburban gardens. We review the conservation status of this species, suggest strategies to maintain viable populations, and report consistent success in breeding this species in captivity.
Conservation and Reproduction of an Endangered Species: the Broad-Headed Snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Elapidae)
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Richard Shine, Mark Fitzgerald; Conservation and Reproduction of an Endangered Species: the Broad-Headed Snake, Hoplocephalus bungaroides (Elapidae). Australian Zoologist 1 September 1989; 25 (3): 65–67. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1989.002
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