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Denisonia devisi (WAITE & LONGMAN, 1920)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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]  
TypesHolotype: QM J199 
Etymologynamed after Charles Walter De Vis (1829-1915). For biographical notes on De Vis see Williams et al. (2006). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • Waite, E. R. & Longman, H. A. 1920. Description of little-known Australian snakes. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 1: 173-180 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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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