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Demansia quaesitor SHEA, 2007

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymDemansia quaesitor SHEA 2007
Demansia quaesitor — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Demansia quaesitor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 214 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: “Hodgson Downs”, Mt Langdon, NT  
TypesHolotype: NTM R16836, collected by J. Woinarski on 29.v.1991. 
CommentSynonymy: 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).

Habitat: terrestrial

  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger,H.G. 1994. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 5th ed. Reed Books/Cornell University Press, 788 pp.
  • McKenzie, N.L., L. Fontanini, N.V. Lindus & M.R. Williams 1995. Biological inventory of Koolan Island, Western Australia 2. Zoologica notes. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 17: 249–266. - get paper here
  • Shea, G.M. & Scanlon 2007. Revision of the small tropical whipsnakes previously referred to Demansia olivacea (Gray, 1842) and Demansia torquata (Guenther, 1862) (Squamata: Elapidae). Rec. Austral. Mus. 59 (2-3): 117-142 - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1978. Whip snakes (Demansia, Elapidae) of Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (3): 287-301 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M.; Smith, L. A. & Johnstone, R. E. 1986. Snakes of Western Australia. Western Australia Museum, Perth, ix + 187 pp.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] 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.
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