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Hemiaspis damelii (GÜNTHER, 1876)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGrey Snake 
SynonymHoplocephalus damelii GÜNTHER 1876: 46
Hoplocephalus suboccipitalis OGILBY 1892: 23
Denisonia daemelii BOULENGER 1896: 339 (emend. pro H. damelii)
Drepanodontis daemelii WORRELL 1961
Hemiaspis damelii - COGGER 1983: 226
Hemiaspis daemelii [sic] — WELCH 1994: 65
Hemiaspis damelii — COGGER 2000: 654
Hemiaspis damelii — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Hemiaspis damelii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 325 
DistributionAustralia (SE Queensland, NC New South Wales)

Type locality: Rockhampton and Peak Downs, Qld. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.18.89-90 (Peak Downs), ZMH 824 (Qld. ); other syntypes not located.
Holotype: AM R 112 7, from Moree, N. S. W. [Hoplocephalus suboccipitalis]. 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983.

Venomous! 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, Mr. Dämel. 
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.
  • Günther, A. 1876. Descriptions of new species of reptiles from Australia collected by Hr. Dämel for the Godeffroy Museum. Journal des Museum Godeffroy 5 (12):45-47 - get paper here
  • Ogilby, J. D. 1892. On some undescribed reptiles and fishes from Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 2: 23-26 - 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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