Pseudechis butleri SMITH, 1982
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudechis butleri?
|Higher Taxa||Elapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Spotted Mulga Snake, Butler's Snake|
|Synonym||Pseudechis butleri SMITH 1982|
Pseudechis butleri — WELCH 1994: 103
Pseudechis butleri — COGGER 2000: 665
Pseudechis butleri — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Pseudechis butleri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 597
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: "19 km SE of Yalgoo, Western Australia, in 28˚29'S, 116˚49'E."
|Types||Holotype: WAM R22345, a 930 mm (SVL) gravid female (I.C. Carnaby, 15 Oct. 1963).|
Distribution: see map of localities in MADDOCK et al. 2016.
|Etymology||Named after Dr. William Henry "Harry" Butler (b. 1930) who trained as a teacher but worked as a consultant and collector (1963), undertaking a major study of Western Australian fauna. He also presented the popular ABC television series In the Wild (1976).|