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Pseudonaja modesta (GÜNTHER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRinged Brown Snake 
SynonymCacophis modesta GÜNTHER 1872: 35
Furina ramsayi MACLEAY 1885: 61 (fide COGGER 1983)
Brachysoma sutherlandi DE VIS 1884: 139
Diemenia modesta — STERNFELD 1925: 226
Demansia modesta LOVERIDGE 1934
Pseudonaja modesta - COGGER 1983: 233
Pseudonaja modesta — WELCH 1994: 105
Pseudonaja modesta — COGGER 2000: 671
Notopseudonaja modesta — WELLS 2002
Notopseudonaja ramsayi — WELLS 2002
Notopseudonaja sutherlandi — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja modesta — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Pseudonaja modesta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 605 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.17.46 (W. A.), BMNH 1946.1.18.42 (Perth), BMNH 1946.1.18.44, ("North-western Australia”), from W. A., NW Australia and Perth, W. A.
Syntypes: AM B5945, AM B5947-8, from Milparinka, Barrier Ranges, N. S. W. (original register entry and type labels cite Silverton, N. S. W. ) [Furina ramsayi]. 
CommentSynonymy of WELLS’ new names according to W. WÜSTER (pers. comm.).

Venomous! 
References
  • Bush, B. & Maryan, B. 2006. Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of Southern Western Australia Snakes Harmful & Harmless, Stoneville, Perth, Western Australia, 40 pp.
  • 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.
  • Gillam, M. W. 1979. The genus Pseudonaja (Serpentes : Elapidae) in the Northern Territory. Territory Parks Wildl. Commn. Res. Bull. 1: 1-28
  • Günther,A. 1872. Seventh account of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 9: 13-37 - get paper here
  • Macleay, W. 1885. On a new snake from the Barrier Ranges. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 10: 61-62 [1886 on title page]. - 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
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. 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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