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Aspidomorphus muelleri SCHLEGEL, 1837

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesAspidomorphus muelleri interruptus BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus muelleri lineatus BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus muelleri muelleri (SCHLEGEL 1837) 
Common NamesE: Müller’s crown snake 
SynonymAspidomorphus muelleri muelleri (SCHLEGEL 1837)
Elaps muelleri SCHLEGEL 1837
Aspidomorphus Mülleri — FITZINGER 1843: 28
Pseudelaps Mülleri — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 1233
Pseudelaps muelleri — WERNER 1899
Pseudelaps mülleri — HEDIGER 1934
Aspidomorphus muelleri — MCDOWELL 1967
Aspidomorphus muelleri — WELCH 1994: 19
Aspidomorphus muelleri — METZGER et al. 2010
Aspidomorphus muelleri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 58

Aspidomorphus muelleri interruptus BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus muelleri interruptus BRONGERSMA 1934: 231

Aspidomorphus muelleri lineatus BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus muelleri lineatus BRONGERSMA 1934: 232 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago)

Type locality: Lobo, Triton Bay, Irian Jaya  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: unlocated fide O’Shea 1996.
Holotype: NMBA, paratypes: BMNH [interruptus]
Holotype: BMNH [lineatus] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSee also Aspidomorphus lineaticollis.

Subspecies: TIEDEMANN & GRILLITSCH 1999 also list Pseudelaps muelleri var. concolor WERNER 1925 whose identity remains unclear.

Type species: Elaps muelleri SCHLEGEL 1837 is the type species of the genus Aspidomorphus FITZINGER 1843: 28.

Venomous! 
Etymologynamed after Salomon Müller (1804-1864), a naturalist and taxidermist who collected animals in Indonesia for Schlegel. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1934. Contributions to Indo-Australian herpetology. Zoologische Mededelingen 17: 161-251 - get paper here
  • 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 50 (3): 476-485 [2016] - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C., Bibron, G. & DUMÉRIL, A. H. A., 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536 - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1934. Beitrag zur Herpetologie und Zoogeographie Neu-Britanniens und einiger umliegender Gebiete. Zool. Jahrb. (Syst.) 65: 441-582
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Walter R. Erdelen 2006. Conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Indonesia: issues and problems. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 4 (1): 60-87 - 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
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Schlegel, H. 1837. Essai sur la physionomie des serpens. Partie Descriptive. La Haye (J. Kips, J. HZ. et W. P. van Stockum), 606 S. + xvi - get paper here
  • Tiedemann,F. & Grillitsch,H. 1999. Ergänzungen zu den Katalogen der Typusexemplare der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. [type catalogue] Herpetozoa 12 (3-4): 147-156 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1899. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Togoland, Kamerun und Deutsch-Neu-Guinea grösstentheils aus dem k. Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 49: 132-157 - get paper here
  • Werner. F. 1925. Neue oder wenig bekannte Schlangen aus dem Naturhistorischen Staatsmuseum in Wien. II. Teil. Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Abt. l, 134: 45 - 66 - get paper here
 
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