The dwarf-crowned snakes are a group of snakes in the genus Cacophis distributed along eastern Australia. The four species in this genus are all venomous, but not dangerous to people. They inhabit a variety of forest types, from woodland to rainforest. They are generally nocturnal and feed on lizards and reptile eggs. They have a distinct "crown" on their heads, which gives them their name.
- Northern Dwarf-crowned Snake, or pocket cobra (Cacophis churchilli) Wells and Wellington, 1985
- White-crowned Snake (Cacophis harriettae) Krefft, 1869
- Dwarf-crowned Snake (Cacophis krefftii) GÃ¼nther, 1863
- Golden-crowned Snake, (Cacophis squamulosus) Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril, 1854
- Australian Fauna Directory
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