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Parasuta monachus (STORR, 1964)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesMonk Snake, Hooded Snake 
SynonymDenisonia monachus STORR 1964: 89
Suta monachus MCDOWELL 1970
Unechis monachus COGGER 1975
Unechis monachus — COGGER 1983: 238
Rhinoplocephalus monachus STORR 1984
Suta monachus — WELCH 1994: 109
Suta monachus — COGGER 2000: 690
Parasuta monachus — GREER 2006 (online)
Parasuta monachus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 492
Parasuta monachus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 534 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Kalgoorlie, 30'43'S, 121° 27'E, W. A. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: WAM R20606 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Storr, G. M. 1964. Denisonia monachus, a new elapid snake from Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 9: 89-90
  • Storr, G.M. 1981. The Denisonia gouldii species-group (Serpentes, Elapidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8: 501-515 - 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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