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Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha (MCCOY, 1879)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDiemenia aspidorhyncha MCCOY 1879: 13
Diemenia carinata LONGMAN 1915: 31
Demansia acutirostris MITCHELL 1951 (part.)
Pseudonaja gowi WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja carinata — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha — SKINNER 2009
Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha — WALLACH et al. 2014: 604 
DistributionSouthern central Australia, south of 27°S, from Penong, western Eyre Peninsula, to Hermidale, central New South Wales.

Type locality: from unstated locality; Vic. by implication, restricted to junction of Murray and Darling Rivera by Coventry (1970).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMV D12352 
CommentDiagnosis in SKINNER 2009.

Venomous! 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • 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
  • Longman, H. A. 1915. Reptiles from Queensland and the Northern Territory. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 3: 30-34.
  • McCoy, F. 1879. Diemenia superciliosa (Fischer) The common brown snake; Diemenia microlepidota (McCoy) Small-scaled brown snake, Diemenia aspidorhyncha (McCoy) The shield-fronted brown snake. [...] Prod. Zool. Vict. 3: 11-13. - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1951. The South Australian Reptile Fauna. Part. 1. Ophidia. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 9: 545—557. - get paper here
  • Skinner, Adam 2009. A multivariate morphometric analysis and systematic review of Pseudonaja (Serpentes, Elapidae, Hydrophiinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 155 (1): 171-197 - get paper here
  • Wells, Richard W. 2002. Taxonomy of the Genus Pseudonaja (Reptilia: Elapidae) in Australia. Australian Biodiversity Record (7): 1-41
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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