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Pseudechis colletti BOULENGER, 1902

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Collett's Snake
G: Collet-Schwarzotter 
SynonymPseudechis colletti BOULENGER 1902
Pseudechis colletti — COGGER 1983: 231
Pseudechis colletti — WELCH 1994: 103
Pseudechis colletti — COGGER 2000: 665
Pseudechis colletti — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Pseudechis colletti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 597
Pseudechis colletti — MIRTSCHIN et al. 2017 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Qld., 'locality unknown".  
Reproductionoviparous (ovoviviparous) 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.20.69 

Distribution: see map of localities in MADDOCK et al. 2016. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Robert Collett (1842-1913), a Norwegian zoologist and ichthyologist who worked at Christiania (Oslo) Museum (1871-1913) and was Professor of Zoology at the university from 1884. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1902. Description of a new snake of the genus Pseudechis from Queensland. Ann. Mag. Nat Hist. (7) 10: 494-495 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Edwards, Euan 1993. Pseudechis colletti. Litteratura Serpentium 13 (4): 113-119 - get paper here
  • Mackay, R. D. 1955. A revision of the genus Pseudechis. Proc. R. Zool. Soc. N. S. W. 1953-54: 15-23 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mirtschin, P., Rasmussen, A.R. & Weinstein, S.A. 2017. Australia’s Dangerous snakes. CSIRO Publishing, 424 pp. - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] 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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