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Pseudechis butleri SMITH, 1982

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSpotted Mulga Snake, Butler's Snake 
SynonymPseudechis 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 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: "19 km SE of Yalgoo, Western Australia, in 28˚29'S, 116˚49'E." Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous (ovoviviparous) 
TypesHolotype: WAM R22345, a 930 mm (SVL) gravid female (I.C. Carnaby, 15 Oct. 1963). 
CommentVenomous!

Distribution: see map of localities in MADDOCK et al. 2016. 
References
  • Bush, Brian 1984. On a common name for the snake, Pseudechis butleri with a description of a colour variant from the eastern Goldfields. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 16 [1985] (1-2): 43-44
  • 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.
  • Maddock, Simon T.;Aaron Childerstone, Bryan Grieg Fry, David J. Williams , Axel Barlow, Wolfgang Wüster 2016. Multi-locus phylogeny and species delimitation of Australo-Papuan blacksnakes (Pseudechis Wagler, 1830: Elapidae: Serpentes) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107: 48-55 [2017, but published online 2016] - get paper here
  • Maryan, Brad 1994. Natural history notes on the spooted mulga snake (Pseudechis butleri). Monitor: Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society Inc. 6 (1): 4-8
  • Smith L A 1982. Variation in Pseudechis australis (Serpentes: Elapidae) in Western Australia and description of a new species of Pseudechis. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 10 (1): 35-45 - get paper here
  • 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.
 
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