Demansia quaesitor SHEA, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Demansia quaesitor?
|Higher Taxa||Elapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Demansia quaesitor SHEA 2007|
Demansia quaesitor — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Demansia quaesitor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 214
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory)|
Type locality: “Hodgson Downs”, Mt Langdon, NT Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: NTM R16836, collected by J. Woinarski on 29.v.1991.|
|Comment||Diagnosis. A small (maximum SVL 565 mm) Demansia with head blue-grey to orange-brown, paler than body, dark transrostral streak (when distinct) reaching orbit, dark postocular teardrop marking extending across top of fifth supralabial and middle of sixth supralabial, directed towards and often reaching ventral extremity of a narrow dark collar on nape, and dark facial and nape markings not or only weakly and diffusely pale-edged.|
Material of this species has previously been referred to D. olivacea (Storr, 1978; McKenzie et al., 1995; Stammer in Horton 1976; Storr et al., 1986; Cogger, 1994).