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Simoselaps bimaculatus (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack-naped Burrowing Snake, Western Black-naped Snake 
SynonymFurina bimaculata DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 1240
Vermicella bimaculata — GLAUERT 1950
Narophis bimaculatus — WORRELL 1961
Simoselaps bimaculata — UNDERWOOD 1979
Neelaps bimaculatus — COGGER 1983: 228
Simoselaps bimaculatus — COGGER 1992
Simoselaps bimaculata — WELCH 1994: 107
Simoselaps bimaculatus — COGGER 2000: 684
Neelaps bimaculatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 486
Simoselaps bimaculatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 662
Neelaps bimaculatus — COGGER 2014: 903 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia,Western Australia)

Type locality: "Tasmanie" [= Tasmania, error fide Storr, 1968: 85). Corrected to Perth, fide Storr (1968: 85). Restricted to W Australia fide Boulenger (1896a: 407). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MNHN Paris (= MNHP) 3942, from Tasmania (in error); data with holotype cites "Australia" as locality. 
CommentVenomous!

Habitat: burrowing 
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.
  • Duméril, A. M. C., Bibron, G. & DUMÉRIL, A. H. A., 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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