Brown snake envenoming is the most common cause of death from snakebite in Australia. The most important manifestation of severe envenoming is venom-induced consumptive coagulopathy (VICC).
- Pseudonaja nuchalis: Western brown or gwardar
- Pseudonaja affinis: Dugite
- Pseudonaja textilis: Common or eastern brown
- Pseudonaja guttata: Speckled brown
- Pseudonaja modesta: Five-ringed brown
- Pseudonaja ingrami: Ingram’s brown
- Pseudonaja tanneri: Tanner’s brown
- Pseudonaja inframacula: Peninsula brown
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