With over a thousand species of reptile in Australia described since the arrival of British colonialists in 1788 one might suspect the task of collating an inventory of the country’s snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles would already be complete (1,2). Not so…

In this essay we approach the subjects of evolution and species definitions through the opening afforded by a newly discovered snake. Now free to read on the blog, Snakes on the Brain, or through the direct link below.

Snakes on the Brain, Essay 16. A Band of Banded Bandy-Bandy: Evolutionary Musings on a Newly Discovered Species of Bandy-Bandy Snake.

As always you can find further resources on this topic in the references.