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Rhinoplocephalus bicolor MÜLLER, 1885

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Square-nosed Snake, Muller's Snake 
SynonymRhinoplocephalus bicolor MÜLLER 1885: 690
Rhinoplocephalus bicolor — WELCH 1994: 105
Rhinoplocephalus bicolor — COGGER 2000: 676
Rhinoplocephalus bicolor — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Rhinoplocephalus bicolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 640
Rhinoplocephalus bicolor — COGGER 2014: 929 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: "Australia." Emended to Southern Australia by Cogger et al., 1983a: 234.  
Reproductionovovivparous (Wilson & Swan 2013; but oviparous according to Cogger 2014) 
TypesHolotype: NMBA 2190, a 395 mm male. 

Synonymy: Wallach et al. 2014 included the species of Cryptophis in Rhinoplocephalus.

Type species: Rhinoplocephalus bicolor MÜLLER 1885: 690 is the type species of the genus Rhinoplocephalus MÜLLER 1885. 
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  • Christensen, P. 1972. New Record of Mueller's Snake, Rhinoplocephalus bicolor. Western Australian Naturalist 12 (4): 88-89 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Hutchinson M N 1990. The generic classification of the Australian terrestrial elapid snakes. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 29 (3): 397-405
  • Keogh, J. Scott; Richard Shine and Steve Donnellan 1998. Phylogenetic Relationships of Terrestrial Australo-Papuan Elapid Snakes (Subfamily Hydrophiinae) Based on Cytochrome b and 16S rRNA Sequences. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 10 (1): 67–81 - get paper here
  • Müller,F. 1885. Vierter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel 7: 668-717 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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