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Red-naped snake (Furina diadema)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Subfamily: Hydrophiinae
Genus: Furina
A.M.C. Duméril, 1853

Furina is a genus of venomous, elapid snakes endemic to Australia. It contains five species of which there are no subspecies.


Species Authority Common name Geographic range
F. barnardi (Kinghorn, 1939) Yellow-naped snake Australia (north-east Queensland, from Port Curtis in the south to Cape York Peninsula)
F. diadema (Schlegel, 1837) Red-naped snake Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria)
F. dunmalli (Worrell, 1955) Dunmall's snake Australia (south-east Queensland)
F. ornata (Gray, 1842) Orange-naped snake Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia)
F. tristis (Günther, 1858) Brown-headed snake Australia (Queensland, Cape York Peninsula), Islands of Torres Strait, Papua New Guinea (south-east Irian Jaya)
  • Genus Furina at The Reptile Database
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