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Stegonotus heterurus BOULENGER, 1893

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBismarck ground snake 
SynonymStegonotus heterurus BOULENGER 1893: 367
Stegonotus heterurus — O’SHEA 1996
Stegonotus heterurus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 686
Stegonotus heterurus — KAISER et al. 2018: 38 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago)

Type locality: New Britain (BMNH 1946.1.14.91); Duke of York Island, East New Britain Province (BMNH 1946.1.14.95, 1946.1.15.10)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.14.91, BMNH 1946.1.14.95, 1946.1.15.10 
Diagnosis 
CommentBehavior: nocturnal 
Etymology 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Kaiser, Christine M.; Hinrich Kaiser & Mark O'Shea 2018. The taxonomic history of Indo-Papuan groundsnakes, genus Stegonotus Duméril et al., 1854 (Colubridae), with some taxonomic revisions and the designation of a neotype for S. parvus (Meyer, 1874) Zootaxa 4512 (1): 001–073
  • McDowell, Samuel B. 1972. The species of Stegonotus (Serpentes, Colubridae) in Papua, New Guinea. Zoologische Mededelingen 47: 6-26 - 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
  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1899. Beiträge zur Herpetologie der pacifischen Inselwelt und von Kleinasien. I. Bemerkungen über einige Reptilien aus Neu-Guinea und Polynesien. II. Über einige Reptilien und Batrachier aus Kleinasien. Zool. Anz. 22: 371-375, 375-378 - get paper here
 
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