Aipysurus fuscus (TSCHUDI, 1837)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Aipysurus fuscus?
|Higher Taxa||Elapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Dusky Seasnake, Timor Reef Snake|
G: Riff Seeschlange
|Synonym||Stephanohydra fusca TSCHUDI 1837: 335|
Aipysurus fuscus — FISCHER 1856: 33
Aipysurus fuscus — COGGER 1983: 243
Aipysurus fuscus — COGGER 2000: 702
Aipysurus fuscus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Aipysurus fuscus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 22
|Distribution||E Indonesia (Timor), New Guinea|
Australia (West Australia, Ashmore Reef)
Type locality: Asia (from Celebes, fide Smith 1926) Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 2824, from Asia (from Celebes, fide Smith (1926), who also erroneously referred to an Ashmore Reef specimen as the type).|
Hybridization: A. laevis hybridizes with A. fuscus (Sanders et al. 2014)
|Etymology||Named after Latin “fuscus”, meaning dark or dusky.|