Demansia shinei SHEA, 2007
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|Higher Taxa||Elapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Demansia shinei SHEA in SHEA & SCANLON 2007|
Demansia shinei — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Demansia shinei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 214
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)|
Type locality: Frewena, NT, in 19°25'S 135°24'E
|Types||Holotype: NTM R6489, collected 18.iii.1979 by P. Horner, J. Griffiths & K. O’Brien, from under rubbish near the roadhouse.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A medium-sized Demansia (SVL up to 622 mm) with brown nuchal collar edged anteriorly and posteriorly with lemon-yellow, a dark teardrop across the fourth and fifth supralabials, ending about junction of last two supralabials, and edged posteriorly with a broad lemon-yellow line that extends onto the primary temporal, throat immaculate or nearly so, and body venter uniformly pale.|
|Etymology||Named in honour of Prof. Rick Shine of the University of Sydney, in appreciation of his extensive studies on Australian elapid ecology, including Demansia.|
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