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Pseudonaja inframacula (WAITE, 1925)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Peninsula Brown Snake 
SynonymDemansia textilis inframacula WAITE 1925: 26
Pseudonaja textilis inframacula WORRELL 1963
Pseudonaja affinis inframacula STORR 1986
Pseudonaja textilis — COGGER 1983: 234
Pseudonaja inframacula — COGGER 1992
Pseudonaja textilis inframacula — WELCH 1994: 105
Pseudonaja inframacula — COGGER 2000: 670
Euprepiosoma inframacula — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja inframacula — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Pseudonaja inframacula — WALLACH et al. 2014: 604
Pseudonaja inframacula — MIRTSCHIN et al. 2017 
DistributionAustralia (Southern Eyre Peninsula and southern Yorke Peninsula; geographically isolated populations occur near Nullarbor Station, west of Eyre Peninsula and on the North Neptunes and Wardang Island, Spencer Gulf)

Type locality: N end of Coffin's Bay Peninsula, on W coast of Eyre Peninsula, S. A.; not included in Houston (1976).  
TypesSyntypes: SAMA (2 specimens, not found and thus possibly lost, fide Cogger 1983) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in SKINNER 2009. 
EtymologyPresumably named after the Latin infra (below) plus macula (spot) in reference to the dark ventral spotting of this species. (G. Shea, pers. comm., 9 Feb 2024) 
  • 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.
  • Houston, T. F. 1976. Vertebrate type-specimens in the South Australian Museum. III. Reptiles. [type catalogue] Rec. South Austral. Mus. 17: 181-187 - get paper here
  • Mirtschin, P., Rasmussen, A.R. & Weinstein, S.A. 2017. Australia’s Dangerous snakes. CSIRO Publishing, 424 pp. - 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
  • Skinner, Adam; Stephen C. Donnellan; Mark N. Hutchinson and Rhonda G. Hutchinson 2005. A phylogenetic analysis of Pseudonaja (Hydrophiinae, Elapidae, Serpentes) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 37 (2): 558-571 - get paper here
  • Waite, E. R. 1925. Field notes on some Australian reptiles and batrachians. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 3: 17-32 - 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.
  • 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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