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Simoselaps bertholdi (JAN, 1859)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSouthern Desert Banded Snake, Desert Banded Snake 
SynonymElaps bertholdi JAN 1859: 123
Vermicella bertholdi — OGILBY 1891
Elaps mattozoi FERREIRA 1891: 93
Furina robusta DE VIS 1905: 51
Rhynchoelaps bertholdi WORRELL 1960
Simoselaps bertholdi MENGDEN 1983
Simoselaps bertholdi — COGGER 1983: 235
Simoselaps bertholdi — WELCH 1994: 107
Simoselaps bertholdi — COGGER 2000: 683
Simoselaps bertholdi — SANDERS et al. 2008
Simoselaps bertholdi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 675 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Australia (by implication). 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMG 191a
Holotype: MB (presumed lost), from Victoria [Elaps mattozoi].
Holotype: QM J205, from Coolgardie, W. A. [Furina robusta]. 
CommentSynonymy partly after COGGER 1983.

Venomous!

Habitat: burrowing

Type species: Elaps bertholdi JAN 1859: 123 is the type species of the genus Simoselaps JAN 1859. 
EtymologyNamed after Arnold Adolph Berthold (1803-1861), German physician and naturalist. 
References
  • 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.
  • de Vis, Charles Walter de 1905. A new genus of lizard. Ann. Queensland Museum (Brisbane) 6: 46-52
  • de Vis, Charles Walter de 1905. A new genus of lizard. On Typhlops torresianus. Ann. Queensland Museum (Brisbane) 6: 48 - get paper here
  • Ferreira, J. Bethencourt 1891. Sur quelques espèces du genre Elaps déposés au Muséum de Lisbonne. Jorn. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat. (2) 2: 89-95
  • Jan, G. 1859. Plan d'une iconographie descriptive des ophidiens et description sommaire de nouvelles espèces de serpents. Rev. Mag. Zool., Paris (2) (11-12): 122-130
  • Ogilby, J. D. 1890. Description of Vermicella bertholdi. Rec. Austral. Mus. 1: 80-81 - get paper here
  • Sanders, K.L. et al. 2008. Molecular phylogeny and divergence dates for Australasian elapids and sea snakes (Hydrophiinae): evidence from seven genes for rapid evolutionary radiations. J. Evol. Biol. 21: 682 – 695
  • Storr G M 1978. Taxonomic notes on the reptiles of the Shark Bay region, Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (3): 303-318 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1968. The genus Vermicella (Serpentes : Elapidae) in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. J. Roy. Soc. West. Aust. 50: 80-92
  • Storr, G. M. 1979. Revisionary notes on the genus Vermicella (Serpentes: Elapidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (1): 75-79 - get paper here
  • Thomson, D. F. 1934. A new snake from north Queensland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1934: 529-531
  • Waite, E. R. 1929. The Reptiles and Amphibians of South Australia. Adelaide: Harrison Weir, 270 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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