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Drysdalia rhodogaster (JAN & SORDELLI, 1873)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMustard-bellied Snake 
SynonymAlecto rhodogaster JAN 1863: 117 (nom. nud. ?)
Alecto rhodogaster JAN & SORDELLI 1873
Hoplocephalus collaris MACLEAY 1887
Denisonia coronoides BOULENGER 1896 (part.)
Pseudelaps minutus FRY 1915: 93
Aspidomorphus minutus — MINTON et al. 1970
Drysdalia rhodogaster — COVENTRY & RAWLINSON 1980
Notechis rhodogaster — STORR 1982
Drysdalia rhodogaster - COGGER 1983: 224
Drysdalia rhodogaster — WELCH 1994: 57
Drysdalia rhodogaster — COGGER 2000: 647
Drysdalia rhodogaster — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Drysdalia rhodogaster — WALLACH et al. 2014: 250 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales)

Type locality: Australia Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMH 477 (= R00747) fide Coventry & Rawlinson (1980).
Holotype: MMUS (presumed lost), from near Bega, N. S. W. [Hoplocephalus collaris]
Holotype: AM R3971, from Colo Vale, N. S. W. [Pseudelaps minutus] 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983. COVENTRY & RAWLINSON 1980 removed Pseudelaps minutus from synonymy with Drysdalia mastersii.

Venomous! 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - 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.
  • Coventry, A. J. & Rawlinson, P. A. 1980. Taxonomic revision of the elapid snake genus Drysdalia Worrell, 1961. Mem. Natl. Mus. Vict. 41: 65-78
  • Dubey, Sylvain; J. Scott Keogh, Richard Shine 2010. Plio-pleistocene diversification and connectivity between mainland and Tasmanian populations of Australian snakes (Drysdalia, Elapidae, Serpentes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (3): 1119-1125 - get paper here
  • Fry, Dene B. 1915. Descriptions of two new species of Pseudelaps, and a key ot the genus. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 27: 91- - get paper here
  • Jan, G. & Sordelli, F. 1873. Iconographie Générale des Ophidiens. Atlas 1860-1881. Milan: Jan & Sordelli, 50 livr. - get paper here
  • Jan,G. 1863. Elenco Sistematico degli Ofidi descriti e disegnati per l'Iconografia Generale. Milano, A. Lombardi. vii + 143 pp.
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1926. Note on Pseudelaps minutus Fry. Rec. Austral. Mus. 15 (1): 65 - get paper here
  • Macleay, W. 1887. Description of a new species of Hoplocephalus. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. (2) 1: 1111-1112 - get paper here
  • Shine, R. 1981. Venomous snakes in cold climates: ecology of the Australian genus Drysdalia (Serpentes : Elapidae). Copeia 1981 (1): 14-25 - 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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