2020 $5 Western Taipan - Inside Australias Most Dangerous 1 Oz Fine Silver Proof Coin
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The inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), also commonly known as the Western Taipan, the small-scaled snake or the fierce snake, is a species of extremely venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia. Aboriginal Australians living in those regions named the snake Dandarabilla. It was first described by Frederick McCoy in 1879 and then by William John Macleay in 1882, but for the next 90 years, it was a mystery to the scientific community; no further specimens were found, and virtually nothing was added to the knowledge of this species until its rediscovery in 1972.
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