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Brachyurophis morrisi (HORNER, 1998)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymSimoselaps morrisi HORNER 1998
Simoselaps morrisi — COGGER 2000: 772
Brachyurophis morrisi — GREER 2006 (online)
Brachyurophis morrisi — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 460
Brachyurophis morrisi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 125 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Elcho Island, 12°03'S, 135°34'E, NT  
TypesHolotype: NTM R22951, an adult male 
Etymologynamed after “Ian James Morris, naturalist and author, in recognition of his contribution to our understanding of the Northen Territory fauna. He first collected and photographed S. morrisi in 1970 at Lake Evella airstrip." 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Horner, P. 1998. Simoselaps morrisi sp. nov. (Elapidae), a new species of snake of the Northern Territory. The Beagle, 14: 63-70.
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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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