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Brachyurophis incinctus (STORR, 1968)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Unbanded Shovel-nosed Snake 
SynonymVermicella semifasciata incincta STORR 1968: 89
Simoselaps incinctus — COGGER 1983: 236
Simoselaps incincta — HUTCHINSON 1990
Simoselaps incincta — WELCH 1994: 107
Simoselaps incinctus — COGGER 2000: 685
Brachyurophis incinctus — GREER 2006 (online)
Brachyurophis incinctus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 458
Brachyurophis incinctus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 125 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland)

Type locality: near Alice Springs, N. T.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R26844 
EtymologyFrom the Latin incinctus (unbanded), referring to the colour pattern of the body in compaison to its congeners. (G. Shea, pers. comm., 9 Feb 2024) 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Schembri, B. & Jolly, C.J. 2017. A significant range extension of the unbanded shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis incinctus Storr, 1968) in the Einasleigh Uplands. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 60: 113 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1968. The genus Vermicella (Serpentes : Elapidae) in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. J. Royal Soc. Western Australia. 50: 80-92 - 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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