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Toxicocalamus spilolepidotus MCDOWELL, 1969

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesSpotted forest snake 
SynonymToxicocalamus spilolepidotus MCDOWELL 1969: 464
Toxicocalamus spilolepidotus — WELCH 1994: 113
Toxicocalamus spilolepidotus — KRAUS 2009
Toxicocalamus spilolepidotus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 733 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Purosa, near Okapa, Eastern Highlands  
Reproductionoviparous; the holotype of T. spilolepidotus (AMNH R-85745) contained seven eggs (O’Shea et al. 2018: 422). 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 85745 
CommentKnown only from a single specimen (fide KRAUS 2009).

  • Kraus, Fred 2009. NEW SPECIES OF TOXICOCALAMUS (SQUAMATA: ELAPIDAE) FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Herpetologica 65 (4): 460 - get paper here
  • McDowell, Samuel B. 1969. Toxicocalamus, a New Guinea genus of snakes of the family Elapidae. Journal of Zoology, London 159: 443-511
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • O’Shea, Mark; Allen Allison, Hinrich Kaiser 2018. The taxonomic history of the enigmatic Papuan snake genus Toxicocalamus (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae), with the description of a new species from the Managalas Plateau of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, and a revised dichotomous key. Amphibia-Reptilia 39: 403-433
  • O’Shea, Mark; Fred Parker, and Hinrich Kaiser 2015. A New Species of New Guinea Worm-Eating Snake, Genus Toxicocalamus (Serpentes: Elapidae), From the Star Mountains of Western Province, Papua New Guinea, With a Revised Dichotomous Key to the Genus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 161 (6): 241-264. - 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.
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