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Parasuta gouldii (GRAY, 1841)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Gould's Hooded Snake, Black-headed Snake 
SynonymElaps gouldii GRAY 1841: 91
Denisonia gouldii — BOULENGER 1896
Denisonia gouldii — KINGHORN 1924
Parasuta gouldii — WORRELL 1961: 26
Suta gouldii — MCDOWELL 1970
Unechis gouldii — COGGER 1975
Unechis gouldii — COGGER 1983: 238
Rhinoplocephalus gouldii — STORR 1984
Suta gouldii — WELCH 1994: 109
Suta gouldii — COGGER 2000: 690
Unechis gouldii — MATTISON 2007: 61
Parasuta gouldii — GREER 2006 (online)
Parasuta gouldii — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 492
Parasuta gouldii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 534 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland)

Type locality: W. A.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.21.73 

Type species: Elaps gouldii GRAY 1841: 91 is the type species of the genus Parasuta WORRELL 1961. 
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