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Cacophis krefftii
Scientific classification
  • Cacophis krefftii
    Günther, 1863
  • Pseudelaps krefftii
    Boulenger, 1896
  • Cacophis krefftii
    Cogger, 1983

Cacophis krefftii is a species of venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is endemic to Australia.


The specific name, krefftii, is in honor of German-born Australian naturalist Gerard Krefft.

Common names

Common names for C. krefftii include dwarf crowned snake, southern dwarf crowned snake, and Krefft's dwarf snake.

Geographic range

The geographic range of C. krefftii extends from the Central Coast of New South Wales to South East Queensland.


C. krefftii is oviparous.

  • Boulenger GA (1896). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume III., Containing the Colubridæ (Opisthoglyphæ and Proteroglyphæ) ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiv + 727 pp. + Plates I-XXV. (Pseudelaps krefftii, p. 318).
  • Cogger HG (2014). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition. Clayton, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. xxx + 1,033 pp. ISBN: 978-0643100350.
  • Günther A (1863). "Third Account of new Species of Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum". Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Third Series 12: 348-365. (Cacophis krefftii, new species, p. 361).
  • Wilson, Steve; Swan, Gerry (2013). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fourth Edition. Sydney: New Holland Publishers. 522 pp. ISBN: 978-1921517280.
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