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Parasuta dwyeri (WORRELL, 1956)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesVariable Black-naped Snake 
SynonymDenisonia dwyeri WORRELL 1956
Unechis dwyeri - COGGER 1983
Suta dwyeri — VALENTIC 1998
Suta spectabilis dwyeri — COGGER 2000: 692
Parasuta dwyeri — GREER 2006 (online)
Parasuta dwyeri — MICHAEL et al. 2011
Parasuta dwyeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 533
Parasuta spectabilis dwyeri — COGGER 2014: 913 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales to S Queensland)

Type locality: Glenmorgan, Qld. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R14808 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Coventry, A. J. 1971. Identification of the black-headed snakes (Denisonia) within Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 88: 304-306
  • Kay, G.M.; D. Michael; M. Crane; S. Okada; C. MacGregor; D. Florance; D. Trengove; L. McBurney; D. Blair; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2013. A list of reptiles and amphibians from Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Check List 9 (3):476-481 - get paper here
  • Michael, D.R.; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2011. Diplodactylus tessellatus Gunther, 1875 (Squamata: Diplodactylidae), Parasuta dwyeri Greer, 2006 and Suta suta Peters, 1863 (Squamata: Elapidae): Distribution extension in the Murray catchment of New South Wales, South-eastern Australia. Check List 7 (5): 578-580 - get paper here
  • Michael, D.R.; D.B. Lindenmayer; M. Crane; C. MacGregor; R. Montague-Drake; L. McBurney. 2011. Reptilia, Murray catchment, New South Wales, southeastern Australia. Check List 7 (1):25-29 - get paper here
  • Valentic, Rob. 1998. A size record and further distributional data for Suta dwyeri (Elapidae) in the Sydney Basin. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 28 (1): 30-31.
  • 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.
  • Worrell, E. 1956. A new snake from Queensland. Australian Zoologist 12: 202-205
 
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