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Pseudonaja mengdeni WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGwardar, Western brownsnake 
SynonymPseudonaja mengdeni WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Pseudonaja kellyi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Pseudonaja kellyi — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja mengdeni — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja mengdeni — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja mengdeni — SKINNER 2009
Pseudonaja mengdeni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 605 
DistributionAustralia (Western and central Australia, from Carnarvon, Western Australia, to Mootwingee National Park, western New South Wales)

Type locality: 2 km east of Maryvale, Northern Territory. 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.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NTM R1989 
CommentDiemenia aspidorhyncha MCCOY 1879 and Pseudonaja mengdeni WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 have been removed from the synonymy of P. nuchalis by SKINNER 2009.

Venomous!

Diagnosis in SKINNER 2009.

Size: max 1.3 m 
References
  • Brennan, Karl E. C., Morley, Terry, Hutchinson, Mark, and Donnellan, Steve 2012. Redescription of the western desert taipan, Oxyuranus temporalis (Serpentes : Elapidae), with notes on its distribution, diet and genetic variation. Australian Journal of Zoology 59, 227–235 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • 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, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series, (1):1-61. - 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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