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Simoselaps littoralis (STORR, 1968)

IUCN Red List - Simoselaps littoralis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWest-Coast Banded Snake, Coastal Burrowing Snake 
SynonymVermicella bertholdi littoralis STORR 1968: 84
Simoselaps littoralis — MENGDEN 1983
Simoselaps littoralis — COGGER 1983: 236
Simoselaps littoralis — WELCH 1994: 107
Simoselaps littoralis — COGGER 2000: 686
Simoselaps littoralis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Simoselaps littoralis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 675 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: 7 mi S Geraldton, 28° 52'S, 114° 38'E, W. A. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: WAM R12770 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin noun litus, litoris, meaning "shore", referring to the habitat of the species. 
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.
  • Gower, D.; Garrett, K. & Stafford, P. 2012. Snakes. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY,<br />144 p..
  • Mengden, Gregory A. 1983. The taxonomy of Australian elapid snakes: A review. Rec. Austral. Mus. 35 (5): 195-222 - 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
  • Storr, G. M. 1979. Revisionary notes on the genus Vermicella (Serpentes: Elapidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (1): 75-79 - get paper here
  • 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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