Coastal Taipan

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Coastal Taipan

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Character Data
Also known as: Taipan
Japanese Name: タイパン
Romanised Name: Tai pan
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Oxyuranus scutellatus
Distribution: Australia, New Guinea
Diet: Carnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: Unknown
Read More: Coastal taipan
Conservation Status:  ?
Coastal Taipan Nexon Game

The Coastal Taipan is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.

Appearance

Coastal Taipan has orange red eyes, with long light brown hair with the ends projecting outwards, giving her a sinister aspect, and the bangs in front of her face fade to yellow towards the tip. She wears a half-opened hoodie vest with a scale pattern that is sandy and bronze in color, being paler on the front, with the hood having two glowing orange circles that resembles the eyes of a snake, and the blue laces of her hoodie resembling the tongue. Underneath the hoodie, she wears a white long-sleeved shirt with a light orange tie. She has a very long animal tail that follows the same pattern as her hoodie. She wears a light orange mini skirt, camel colored leggings, and bronze ankle strap shoes with a small bow tie.

In Real Life

A Coastal Taipan in Cape York, Australia.

Coastal Taipans are a species of snake that live in northern and eastern Australia, with a subspecies that occurs in New Guinea. They are medium to large venomous snakes, and the largest in Australia, that have a robust build, and can be between yellow, brown and black in color, with those colors becoming darker in winter. They differ from other similar snake species in their pale face and snout, their rectangular-shaped head with a slender neck, and large eyes.

Usually preferring to live in humid habitats, Coastal Taipans are found in wet and dry forests and woodlands, and grassy areas. They hide in vegetation, abandoned animal burrows or caves, using them as shelter at night, and hunting for prey during the day, although they may become nocturnal during hot weather. They feed on small warm-blooded animals such as rodents, bandicoots and birds, hunting their prey using their well-developed eyesight and sometimes invading their underground burrows. They usually quickly bite their prey multiple times and release them, minimizing the chances of receiving damage and allowing this snake to follow the scent trail of the poisoned animal.

Coastal Taipans posses one of the most toxic snake venom in the world, with long fangs of about 12 mm in length, sometimes called one of the most dangerous snake in Australia. While they prefer to avoid engaging and slip away as long as they are not bothered, they are in constant alert and will attack if they feel cornered and detect movement.

Trivia

  • The origin of the name of this species is uncertain. One of them being “dhayban” in the Wik-Mungkan language of the people of Cape York, another language in the York Peninsula giving them the name "Gugu-Thaypan", and a third one being "Taipan" of Chinese or Malasyian origin.

References

https://australianmuseum.net.au/coastal-taipan

http://www.photomazza.com/?Oxyuranus-scutellatus

http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Animals+of+Queensland/Reptiles/Snakes/Common+and+dangerous+species/Coastal+Taipan

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