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Loveridgelaps elapoides (BOULENGER, 1890)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Solomon small-eyed snake 
SynonymHoplocephalus elapoides BOULENGER 1890: 30
Micropechis elapoides — BOULENGER 1896
Micropechis elapoides — KINGHORN 1928
Loveridgelaps elapoides — MCDOWELL 1970
Loveridgelaps elapoides — WELCH 1994: 73
Loveridgelaps elapoides — O’SHEA 1996
Loveridgelaps elapoides — WALLACH et al. 2014: 398 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Gizo, Santa Isabel, Malaita, Florida, Guadalcanal)

Type locality: Florida Island, Solomon Island  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.18.98 

Type species: Hoplocephalus elapoides BOULENGER 1890: 30 is the type species of the genus Loveridgelaps MCDOWELL 1970. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1890. Fourth contribution to the herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1890: 30-31 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J.R. 1928. Herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Rec. Austral. Mus. 16: 123-178 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • McDowell, Samuel B. 1970. On the status and relationships of the Solomon Island elapid snakes. Journal of Zoology, London 161: 145-190 - get paper here
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Waite, Edgar R. 1899. Notes on snakes. Rec. Austral. Mus. 3 (5): 104-105 - 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 E E 1982. Arthur Loveridge—A Life in Retrospect. Breviora (471): 1-12 - get paper here
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