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Denisonia devisi (WAITE & LONGMAN, 1920)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDe Vis's Banded Snake, De Vis Banded Snake 
SynonymHoplocephalus ornatus DE VIS 1884 (non Denisonia ornata KREFFT 1869)
Denisonia maculata devisi WAITE & LONGMAN 1920: 178 (nom. nov. pro Hoplocephalus ornatus)
Denisonia devisi - COGGER 1983: 222
Denisonia devisi — WELCH 1994: 55
Denisonia devisi — COGGER 2000: 644
Denisonia devisi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Denisonia devisi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 226 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria)

Type locality: near Surat, Qld. [Hoplocephalus ornatus] Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
 
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: QM J199 
CommentVenomous! 
Etymologynamed after Charles Walter De Vis (1829-1915). For biographical notes on De Vis see Williams et al. (2006). 
References
  • Clemann, N.; Robertson, P.; Gibbons, D.; Heard, G.; Steane, D.; Coventry, A.J.; Chick, R. 2007. An addition to the snake fauna of Victoria: De Vis' banded snake Denisonia devisi (Serpentes: Elapidae) Waite and Longman. Victorian Naturalist 124 (1):33-37
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • De Vis, CW. 1884. On a new Species of Hoplocephalus. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 1: 100 - get paper here
  • Mackay, R. D. 1956. The status of Denisonia maculata Steindachner and related species. (Ophidia: Elapidae). Proc. R. Zool. Soc. N. S. W 1954-55: 29-33
  • Waite, E. R. & Longman, H. A. 1920. Description of little-known Australian snakes. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 1: 173-180 - get paper here
  • Williams, D.; Wüster, W. & Fry, B.G. 2006. The good, the bad and the ugly: Australian snake taxonomists and a history of the taxonomy of Australia’s venomous snakes. Toxicon 48: 919–930
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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