Northern crowned snake Cacophis churchilli

Warning: Venomous

The northern crowned snake is metallic brown above with a narrow, yellow band on the back of its head. It is nocturnal sheltering during the day under leaf litter, logs and rocks. It preys mainly on skinks and lizard eggs. It is confined to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area between Cape Tribulation and Townsville, including Dunk Island. This species grows to an average length of 30 cm.

Cacophis churchilli is a species of elapid snake. Its common name is northern dwarf crowned snake. Its range is the wet tropics of Queensland between Townsville and Cooktown.