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Cryptophis nigrostriatus (KREFFT, 1864)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack-striped snake 
SynonymHoplocephalus nigrostriatus KREFFT 1864: 181
Hoplocephalus nigro-striatus KREFFT 1865: 67
Alecto dorsalis JAN & SORDELLI 1873 (fide COGGER 1983)
Denisonia nigrostriata — BOULENGER 1896
Parasuta nigrostriata — WORRELL 1961: 26
Suta nigrostriata — PARKER 1972
Unechis nigrostriatus — COGGER 1975
Unechis nigrostriatus — COGGER 1983: 239
Rhinoplocephalus nigrostriatus — STORR 1984
Rhinoplocephalus nigrostriatus — WELCH 1994: 105
Suta nigrostriatus — SHINE 1994
Rhinoplocephalus nigrostriatus — COGGER 2000: 679
Cryptophis nigrostriatus — ESCORIZA BOJ 2005
Cryptophis nigrostriata — GREER 2006 (online)
Cryptophis nigrostriatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 464
Unechis durhami HOSER 2012
Rhinoplocephalus nigrostriatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 641
Cryptophis nigrostriatus — COGGER 2014: 875 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland),
Papua New Guinea (Southern Western Province)

Type locality: neighbourhood of Rockhampton, Qld. (fide COGGER 1983) Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: presumed lost
Holotype: ZMH 479, from Australia [Alecto dorsalis]. 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • 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
  • Jan, G. & Sordelli, F. 1873. Iconographie Générale des Ophidiens. Atlas 1860-1881. Milan: Jan & Sordelli, 50 livr. - 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
  • Krefft, G. 1864. Descriptions of three new species of Australian snakes. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1864: 180-182 - get paper here
  • Krefft, G. 1865. Description of three new species of Australian snakes. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 15: 66-68 - get paper here
  • Kuch, U. 2004. Record of the Black-striped Snake, Rhinoplocephalus nigrostriatus (Krefft, 1864) from Papua, Indonesia. Herpetozoa 17 (3/4):193-194 - 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.
  • Worrell, E. 1961. Herpetological Name Changes. Western Australian Naturalist 8: 18—27.
 
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