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Aspidomorphus lineaticollis (WERNER, 1903)

IUCN Red List - Aspidomorphus lineaticollis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesStriped crown snake 
SynonymPseudelaps muelleri var. lineaticollis WERNER 1903: 251
Diemenia novaeguineae VOGT (see comment)
Aspidomorphus mulleri lineaticollis — BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus mulleri lineatus BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — MCDOWELL 1967
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — WELCH 1994: 19
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — METZGER et al. 2010
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 58 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Trobriand I, Louisiade Archipelago, d'Entrecasteaux Archipelago)

Type locality: New Guinea Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MLU, a 475 mm female (W. Schlüter).
Holotype not found fide O’Shea 1996. 
CommentSynonymy: See also Aspidomorphus muelleri. “Diemenia novaeguineae” is the name of a ZMB specimen that was labelled by VOGT; apparently the name was never published (F. Tillack, pers. comm.).

Venomous! 
References
  • Clegg, Jonathan R. and Merlijn Jocque 2015. The Collection of Snakes Made by Benoît Mys and Jan Swerts in Northern Papua New Guinea in 1982–85 Journal of Herpetology Sep 2016, Vol. 50, No. 3: 476-485. - get paper here
  • McDowell, Samuel B.;Cogger, Harold G. 1967. Aspidomorphus, a genus of New Guinea snakes of the family Elapidae, with notes on related genera. Journal of Zoology, London 151: 497-543 - get paper here
  • Metzger, Genevieve A.; Fred Kraus, Allen Allison, Christopher L. Parkinson 2010. Uncovering cryptic diversity in Aspidomorphus (Serpentes: Elapidae): Evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54 (2): 405-416 - get paper here
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1903. Neue Reptilien und Batrachier aus dem naturhistorischen Museum in Brüssel. Zool. Anz. 26: 246-253 - get paper here
 
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