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Salomonelaps par (BOULENGER, 1884)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Solomons coral snake 
SynonymHoplocephalus par BOULENGER 1884: 210
Hoplocephalus woodfordii BOULENGER 1888: 89 (fide MCDOWELL 1970)
Denisonia par — BOULENGER 1896
Denisonia woodfordii — BARBOUR 1921: 111
Denisonia woodfordii — KINGHORN 1928
Denisonia par — SCHMIDT 1932
Denisonia woodfordii — SCHMIDT 1932
Salomonelaps par — MCDOWELL 1970
Salomonelaps par — WELCH 1994: 107
Salomonelaps par — WALLACH et al. 2014: 659 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Buka, Fauro, Shorthand Islands, Bougainville [DAHL 1986])

Type locality: Faro Island (= Fauro), Solomon Islands  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.20.66 

Type species: Hoplocephalus par BOULENGER 1884: 210 is the type species of the genus Salomonelaps MCDOWELL 1970. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1921. Reptiles and amphibians from the British Solomon Islands. Proc. New England zool. Club 7: 91-112 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1884. Diagnoses of new reptiles and batrachians from the Solomon Islands, collected and presented to the British Museum by H. B. Guppy, Esq., M. B., H. M. S. ‘Lark.’. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1884: 210-213. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands. Trans. Zool. Soc. London 12: 35-62
  • Dahl, A. L. 1986. Review of the protected areas system in Oceania. IUCN/UNEP, Gland, Switzerland.
  • Kinghorn, J.R. 1928. Herpetology of the Solomon Islands. Rec. Austral. Mus. 16: 123-178 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • McDowell, Samuel B. 1970. On the status and relationships of the Solomon Island elapid snakes. Journal of Zoology, London 161: 145-190 - get paper here
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Schmidt, KP 1932. Reptiles and Amphibians from the Solomon Islands. Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Zool. Ser. - 18 (9): 175-190 - 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.
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