Demansia flagellatio WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Demansia flagellatio?
|Higher Taxa||Elapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Demansia flagellatio WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985|
Demansia flagellatio — SHEA & SCANLON 2007
Demansia flagellatio — WALLACH et al. 2014: 213
|Distribution||Australia (NW Queensland)|
Type locality: Mt Isa district, Queensland Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: AMS (AM) R64867, collected by D. Stammer.|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A small, very slender Demansia (SVL up to 510 mm) with very long tail (subcaudals up to 115) and a bold black and yellow head pattern, including yellow postocular bar separated from broad anterior yellow nuchal band, and a second prominent black nuchal band posterior to a prominent posterior yellow nuchal band, but lacking obvious dark markings on anterior ventrals.|
Prior to its description, D. flagellatio was illustrated by Stammer (in Horton 1976) and Cogger (1975), who both referred the species, either implicitly or explicitly, to D. torquata.
|Etymology||No etymology for the name was provided by Wells & Wellington (1985). “Flagellatio” is presumably an abstract noun formed from the Latin verb lagellare (to whip), with the sense of “a whipping”.|
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