Little whip snake, potted specimen
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (estab. 1915)
Early 20th Century
Potted specimen of a little whip snake (Parasuta flagellum). The specimen is preserved in fluid and contained in a rectangular, glass battery jar. This specimen is inscribed with the superceded genus name, 'Denisonia'. Little whip snakes are small, venemous snakes native to grassland and woodland habitats in south eastern Australia. This specimen would have been collected as part of medical studies into snake venom and its treatment.
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