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Cryptophis boschmai (BRONGERSMA & KNAAP VAN MEEUVEN, 1961)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCarpentaria whip snake 
SynonymDenisonia boschmai BRONGERSMA & KNAAP VAN MEEUVEN 1961: 553
Unechis carpentariae WORRELL 1961: 25 (non Unechis carpentariae MACLEAY1887)
Unechis boschmai — MENGDEN 1983
Unechis boschmai — COGGER 1983: 238
Rhinoplocephalus boschmai — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988
Rhinoplocephalus boschmai — WELCH 1994: 105
Suta boschmai — SHINE 1994
Rhinoplocephalus boschmai — COGGER 2000: 677
Cryptophis boschmai — ESCORIZA BOJ 2005
Cryptophis boschmai — GREER 2006 (online)
Cryptophis boschmai — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 464
Unechis boschmai crutchfieldi HOSER 2012
Rhinoplocephalus boschmai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 640
Cryptophis boschmai — COGGER 2014: 873 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland), Papua New Guinea, Indonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Merauke, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: RMNH 10874 M 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983 and PARKER 1972. MCDOWELL 1970 considered Denisonia boschmai as a geographic variation of Suta carpentariae.

Venomous! 
References
  • Brongersma, L. D. & Knaap van Meeuwen, M. S. 1961. On a new species of Denisonia (Reptilia, Serpentes) from New Guinea. Zool. Meded 39: 550-554 [1964 ?] - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Escoriza Boj, D. 2005. Australia. Reptiles and Amphibians, Part 1: Rainforest. Reptilia (GB) (40): 70-75 - get paper here
  • Hoser, R.T. 2012. Some new small-eyed snakes from Australia and New Guinea (Serpentes: Elapidae). Australasian J. Herpetol. 13:3–7. - get paper here
  • Kaiser, H.; Crother, B.I.; Kelly, C.M.R.; Luiselli, L.; O’Shea, M.; Ota, H.; Passos, P.; Schleip, W.D. & Wüster, W. 2013. Best Practices: In the 21st Century, Taxonomic Decisions in Herpetology are Acceptable Only When Supported by a Body of Evidence and Published via Peer-Review. Herpetological Review 44 (1): 8-23
  • McDowell, Samuel B. 1970. On the status and relationships of the Solomon Island elapid snakes. Journal of Zoology, London 161: 145-190 - get paper here
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • Parker, F. 1972. Snakes of the elapid genus Suta in New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Sci. Soc. Proc. 23: 13-17.
  • Shine, Richard 1994. Sexual size dimorphism in snakes revisited. Copeia 1994 (2): 326-346 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. 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.
  • Wilson, Stephen K. & Knowles, David G. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia. Cornstalk Publishing, Pymble, NSW, 447 pp.
  • Worrell, E. 1961. Herpetological Name Changes. Western Australian Naturalist 8: 18—27.
 
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