White-lipped snake, potted specimen
Early 20th Century
Potted specimen of a white-lipped snake (Drysdalia coronoides). The specimen is preserved in fluid and contained in a rectangular, glass battery jar. This specimen is inscribed with the superceded genus name, 'Denisonia'. White-lipped snakes are small, venemous snakes native to Australia, that feed on skinks and small frogs. This specimen would have been collected as part of medical studies into snake venom and its treatment.
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