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Denisonia devisi (WAITE & LONGMAN, 1920)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: De 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). 
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  • 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. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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