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Cacophis churchilli WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymCacophis churchilli WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 45
Cacophis churchilli — COGGER 2000: 771
Cacophis churchilli — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Cacophis churchilli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 131 
DistributionAustralia (coast and ranges of NE Queensland, from about Mossman south almost to Townsville)

Type locality: Black Mtn Rd, Kuranda, Qld  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R74464 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Scanlon, John D. 2003. The Australian Elapid genus Cacophis: Morphology and phylogeny of rainforest crowned snakes. The Herpetological Journal 13(1):1-20
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series, (1):1-61. - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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