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Brachyurophis roperi (KINGHORN, 1931)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Northern Shovel-nosed Snake 
SynonymRhynchoelaps roperi KINGHORN 1931: 267
Rhynchoelaps smithii KINGHORN 1931: 267 (in error pro roperi)
Brachyurophis roperi — WORRELL 1963
Vermicella semifasciata roperi — STORR 1968
Simoselaps roperi — WALLACH 1985
Simoselaps semifasciatus — COGGER 1983: 236
Simoselaps semifasciatus roperi — COGGER 1986
Simoselaps roperi — HUTCHINSON 1990
Simoselaps roperi — WELCH 1994: 107
Simoselaps semifasciatus roperi — COGGER 2000: 688
Brachyurophis roperi — GREER 2006 (online)
Brachyurophis roperi — SOMAWEERA 2009
Brachyurophis roperi — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 460
Brachyurophis roperi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 125 
DistributionAustralia (Kimberley Region, Western Australia and Northern Territory)

Type locality: Roper River, N. T.  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R9930 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • 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.
  • Kinghorn,J.R. 1931. Herpetological notes 3. Rec. Austral. Mus. 18: 267-269 - 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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