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Hoplocephalus stephensii KREFFT, 1869

IUCN Red List - Hoplocephalus stephensii - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesStephens's Banded Snake 
SynonymHoplocephalus stephensii KREFFT 1869: 58
Hoplocephalus stephensii — COGGER 1983: 228
Hoplocephalus stephensii — WELCH 1994: 65
Hoplocephalus stephensii — COGGER 2000: 658
Hoplocephalus stephensii — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Hoplocephalus stephensii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 336 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: Port Macquarie, on the Hastings River, N. S. W., fide Cogger (1979) Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: AMS (probably) = AM R37361; ZMB 8547 labelled "typus" but probably in error (COGGER 1983). 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger,H.G. 1979. Type specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the Australian Museum. Rec. Austral. Mus. 32 (4): 163–210 - get paper here
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Krefft, G. 1869. The Snakes of Australia; an Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of All the Known Species. Sydney, Govt. Printer xxv + 100 pp. - get paper here
  • Waite, Edgar R. 1905. Climbing habits of an Australian snake. Rec. Austral. Mus. 6 (1): 38 - 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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