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Pseudechis papuanus PETERS & DORIA, 1878

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPapuan blacksnake 
SynonymPseudechis papuanus PETERS & DORIA 1878: 409
Pseudechis papuanus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 269
Pseudechis papuanus — WELCH 1994: 103
Pseudechis papuanus — COGGER 2000: 771
Panacedechis papuanus trevorhawkeswoodi HOSER 2009
Panacedechis papuanus trevorhawkeswoodi — HOSER 2012 (preliminary)
Pseudechis papuanus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 496
Pseudechis papuanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 597 
DistributionS Papua New Guinea, Frederik-Hendrik Island, Yule Island; Sabai Island in Torres Strait; Australia (Saibai and Boigu Islands)

Type locality: “Monte Epa e l’altro sulle coste opposte dell’Isole Yule” [Central Province, Papua New Guinea] 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MSNG 8018 (2 specimens) 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Papua New Guinea. 
References
  • 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.
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • Hoser, R. 2009. Eight new taxa in the genera Pseudonaja Gunther 1858, Oxyuranus Kinghorn 1923, and Panacedechis Wells and Wellington 1985 (Serpentes:Elapidae). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 4: 1-27 - get paper here
  • Hoser, R. 2012. The description of a new genus of west Australian snake and eight new taxa in the genera Pseudonaja Gunther, 1858, Oxyuranus Kinghorn, 1923 and Panacedechis Wells and Wellington, 1985 (Serpentes: Elapidae). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 11: 32-50 - get paper here
  • Kaiser, H.; Crother, B.I.; Kelly, C.M.R.; Luiselli, L.; O’Shea, M.; Ota, H.; Passos, P.; Schleip, W.D. & Wüster, W. 2013. Best Practices: In the 21st Century, Taxonomic Decisions in Herpetology are Acceptable Only When Supported by a Body of Evidence and Published via Peer-Review. Herpetological Review 44 (1): 8-23
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria. 1878. Catalogo dei retilli e dei batraci raccolti da O. Beccari, L. M. D'Alberts e A. A. Bruijn. nella sotto-regione Austro-Malese. Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova. ser. 1, 13: 323-450 - 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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