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Brachyurophis campbelli (KINGHORN, 1929)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Nameswoodjonesii: Cape York Shovel-nosed Snake 
SynonymRhynchoelaps campbelli KINGHORN 1929: 191
Rhynchelaps wood-jonesii THOMSON 1934: 529
Brachyurophis wood-jonesii — WORRELL 1963
Brachyurophis wood-jonesi — WORRELL 1970
Brachyurophis woodjonesii — MINTON et al. 1970
Brachyurophis campbelli MINTON et al. 1970
Simoselaps semifasciatus campbelli — COGGER 1986
Simoselaps semifasciatus woodjonesi — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988
Simoselaps semifasciatus woodjonesii — GOLAY 1993
Simoselaps semifasciatus campbelli — GOLAY 1993
Brachyurophis campbelli — COGGER 2014: 866 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland)

Type locality: Almaden, Queensland

woodjonesii: Australia (N Queensland); Type locality: Lower Archer River, Gulf of Carpentaria  
TypesHolotype: AMS R9387, collected in Dec 1928.
Holotype: NMV (D. F. Thomson Coll. No. 69) [woodjonesii] 

Synonymy: Listed as synonym of B. semifasciatus by Wilson et al. 2013.

Habitat: burrowing 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, Mr. W.D. Campbell. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Dowling, H.G., Minton, S.A., Jr., & Russell, F.E., eds. 1970. Poisonous snakes of the world; a manual for use by the U.S. Amphibious Forces. rev.ed U.S. Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, Wash., D.C 212 pp.
  • Golay,P, H.M. SMITH, D.G. BROADLEY, J. R. DIXON, C., MCCARTHY, J. C. RAGE, B. SCHÀTTI & M.TORIBA 1993. Endoglyphs and other major venomous snakes of the world. A checklist. [type catalogue] Aire-Genève, Azemiops S. A. Herpetological Data Center: i-xv + 1-478.
  • Kinghorn, J.R. 1929. Two new snakes from Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 17 (4): 190 - 191 - get paper here
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