Tropidechis carinatus (KREFFT, 1863)
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|Higher Taxa||Elapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Rough-scaled Snake, Clarence River Snake|
|Synonym||Hoplocephalus carinatus KREFFT 1863: 86|
Hoplocephalus carinatus KREFFT 1863: 403
Tropidechis carinatus — GÜNTHER 1863: 383
Tropidechis carinatus — COGGER 1983: 237
Tropidechis carinatus — WELCH 1994: 117
Tropidechis carinatus — COGGER 2000: 694
Tropidechis sadlieri HOSER 2003
Tropidechis carinatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Tropidechis carinatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 745
|Distribution||Australia (E Queensland, NE New South Wales)|
Type locality: “near Grafton, in the Clarence River District” [= vicinity of Grafton, NE New South Wales, Australia, 29°42’S, 152°56’E, elevation ~0 m].
|Types||Syntypes: lost fide COGGER 1983: 237, who only indicates a holotype (two specimens, fide Krefft (1869): from Clarence River, NSW, collected J.J. Wilcox. While Cogger states that Boulenger (1896) was in error in citing BMNH 1918.104.22.168 (formerly 22.214.171.124), Clarence River, presented G. Krefft, as one of the types, it is possible that it is one of the two specimens, although it does not have the measurements and scale counts recorded by Krefft in his description.|
Synonymy: Tropidechis sadlieri is probably a synonym of T. carinatus (Wilson & Swan 2008, Wüster, pers. comm., 15 Dec 2010).
Type species: Hoplocephalus carinatus KREFFT 1863: 86 is the type species of the genus Tropidechis GÜNTHER 1863.
|Etymology||Named after Latin “carinatus” = keeled (like a ship).|
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