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Laticauda guineai HEATWOLE, BUSACK & COGGER, 2005

IUCN Red List - Laticauda guineai - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Laticaudinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLaticauda guineai HEATWOLE, BUSACK & COGGER 2005
Laticauda guineai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 364 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Bava Island, near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R69514 
CommentVenomous!

Laticauda guineai is closely related to L. colubrina (Lee et al. 2016).

Habitat: marine.

Distribution: See map in Gherghel et al. 2016. 
EtymologyNamed after Michael Leonard Guinea, in recognition of his contributions to sea snake biology, and its type locality. 
References
  • Gherghel I, Papeş M, Brischoux F, Sahlean T, Strugariu A 2016. A revision of the distribution of sea kraits (Reptilia, Laticauda) with an updated occurrence dataset for ecological and conservation research. ZooKeys 569: 135-148, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.569.6975 - get paper here
  • Heatwole, H.; Busack, S. & Cogger, H. 2005. Geographic variation in sea kraits of the Laticauda colubrina complex (Serpentes: Elapidae: Hydrophiinae: Laticaudini). Herpetological Monographs 19: 1-136 - get paper here
  • Lane, Amanda; Richard Shine 2011. Phylogenetic relationships within laticaudine sea snakes (Elapidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (3): 567-577 - get paper here
  • Lee, Michael S. Y.; Kate L. Sanders, Benedict King, Alessandro Palci 2016. Diversification rates and phenotypic evolution in venomous snakes (Elapidae) R. Soc. open sci., DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150277 - 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.
 
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