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Austrelaps ramsayi (KREFFT, 1864)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Highlands Copperhead 
SynonymHoplocephalus ramsayi KREFFT 1864: 180
Hoplocephalus ramsayi KREFFT 1865: 67
Denisonia superba BOULENGER 1896 (part.) ?
Hoplocephalus bransbyi MACLEAY 1878
Hoplocephalus brankysi — GOLDMAN, HILL & STANBURY 1969 (in errore)
Austrelaps superbus — COGGER 1983: 218
Austrelaps ramsayi — RAWLINSON 1991
Austrelaps ramsayi — WELCH 1994: 27
Austrelaps ramsayi — COGGER 2000: 771
Austrelaps ramsayi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Austrelaps ramsayi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 86
Austrelaps ramsayi — MIRTSCHIN et al. 2017 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Victoria)

Type locality: “neighbourhood of Braidwood", N. S. W.; neotype locality: Moss Vale  
TypesNeotype: AMS R31922, (formerly MAMU R541, MR1362), designated by Rawlinson (1991). Original holotype: AMS 6642, now lost, presented by E.P. Ramsay.
Holotype: AM R31922, from Sutton Forest, N. S. W. [Hoplocephalus bransbyi]
Neotype: designated by Rawlinson (1991). 
CommentFormerly included as part of Austrelaps superbus.

EtymologyNamed after Edward Pearson Ramsay (1842-1916), an Australian naturalist, oologist, and ornithologist who was Curator of the Australian Museum (1874-1894) and remained the museum's consulting ornithologist (1895-1916). 
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