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Suta punctata (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Spotted Snake, Little Spotted Snake 
SynonymDenisonia punctata BOULENGER 1896: 341
Suta punctata MCDOWELL 1970
Denisonia punctata — COGGER 1983: 223
Rhinoplocephalus punctatus STORR 1984
Suta punctata — WELCH 1994: 109
Suta punctata — COGGER 2000: 691
Suta punctata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Suta punctata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 691
Suta punctata — MIRTSCHIN et al. 2017
Suta punctata — MARYAN et al. 2020 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)

Type locality: Port Walcott, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.20.76 (formerly, collected Capt J.R. Beckett. 
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  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • MARYAN, BRAD; IAN G. BRENNAN, MARK N. HUTCHINSON, LUKAS S. GEIDANS 2020. What’s under the hood? Phylogeny and taxonomy of the snake genera Parasuta Worrell and Suta Worrell (Squamata: Elapidae), with a description of a new species from the Pilbara, Western Australia. Zootaxa 4778 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
  • Mirtschin, P., Rasmussen, A.R. & Weinstein, S.A. 2017. Australia’s Dangerous snakes. CSIRO Publishing, 424 pp. - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Parkin, T., Jolly, C. J., de Laive, A., & von Takach, B. 2020. Snakes on an urban plain: Temporal patterns of snake activity and human–snake conflict in Darwin, Australia. Austral Ecology - get paper here
  • Smith, L. A. 1980. Taxonomy of Denisonia punctata and Denisonia fasciata (Serpentes: Elapidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8: 327-333 - get paper here
  • Somaweera, R. 2009. Snakes of Darwin. Poster, University of Sydney
  • 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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