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Acanthophis praelongus RAMSAY, 1877

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Northern death adder
G: Nördliche Todesotter 
SynonymAcanthophis praelongus RAMSAY 1877: 72
Acanthophis praelongus — COGGER 2000: 634
Acanthophis praelongus — SCHMIDT & KUNZ 2005: 75
Acanthophis praelongus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 4 
DistributionIndonesia (Ceram = Seram, Tanimbar, Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)

Type locality: Somerset, Cape York, Queensland, Australia  
TypesHolotype: AMS 451. MCZ R-22812 
CommentSynonymy after COGGER 1983, who also listed Acanthophis antarcticus rugosus LOVERIDGE 1948 as a synonym of A. praelongus. Closely related to A. antarcticus according to WÜSTER (2004). See also entry of A. laevis.

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