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Demansia reticulata (GRAY, 1842)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesYellow-faced Whipsnake, Yellow-Faced Whip Snake 
SynonymLycodon reticulatus GRAY 1842: 54
Diemenia psammophis — BOULENGER 1896
Demansia psammophis reticulata — WELCH 1994: 53
Demansia psammophis reticulata — APLIN et al. 2001
Demansia psammophis reticulata — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 500
Demansia reticulata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 214
Demansia reticulata — COGGER 2014 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia from Dirk Hartog Island south to Harvey; coast and adjacent areas of Western Australia south of Shark Bay)

Type locality: Australia  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesLectotype: (as “hololectotype”), BMNH 1946.1.19.79, from Australia; designated by Storr (1978) 
CommentSynonymy: WALLACH et al. 2014 list Demansia psammophis cupreiceps (STORR 1978) as a synonym of D. reticulata.

Venomous!

Type species: Lycodon reticulatus GRAY 1842 is the type species of the genus Demansia GRAY 1842. 
References
  • Aplin, K.P. and L.A. Smith 2001. Checklist of the frogs and reptiles of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement No. 63: 51–74
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Bush, B. & Maryan, B. 2006. Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of Southern Western Australia Snakes Harmful & Harmless, Stoneville, Perth, Western Australia, 40 pp.
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Gray, J. E. 1842. Description of some hitherto unrecorded species of Australian reptiles and batrachians. Zoological Miscellany 2: 51—57 (London: Treuttel, Würtz & Co) - 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.
  • Welch, K. R. G. 1994. Snakes of the World. A Checklist. I. Venomous snakes. KCM Books, Somerset, England.
 
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