Rhinoplocephalus is a genus of seasnake in the family Elapidae. The genus is monotypic, containing the sole species Rhinoplocephalus bicolor, known commonly as Müller's snake, Muller's [sic] snake, and the square-nosed snake.[2] The species is endemic to Australia.

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Rhinoplocephalus
F. Müller, 1885
R. bicolor
Binomial name
Rhinoplocephalus bicolor
F. Müller, 1885

Geographic rangeEdit

R. bicolor is found in the Australian state of Western Australia.[2]


Little is known about reproduction in R. bicolor. It is not known for certain whether it is oviparous or viviparous.[2]


  1. ^ Lloyd R, Gaikhorst G (2017). "Rhinoplocephalus bicolor ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Species Rhinoplocephalus bicolor at The Reptile Database

Further readingEdit

  • Cogger HG (2014). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition. Clayton, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. xxx + 1,033 pp. ISBN 978-0643100350.
  • Müller F (1885). "Fierter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums ". Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 7: 668-717. (Rhinoplocephalus, new genus, p. 690; R. bicolor, new species, pp. 690-692 + Plate IX, figures f-i ). (in German).
  • Wilson, Steve; Swan, Gerry (2013). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fourth Edition. Sydney: New Holland Publishers. 522 pp. ISBN 978-1921517280.