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Vermicella multifasciata (LONGMAN, 1915)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesNorthern Bandy Bandy 
SynonymFurina multifasciata LONGMAN 1915: 30
Vermicella multifasciata - COGGER 1983: 240
Vermicella multifasciata — COGGER 2000: 696
Vermicella multifasciata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Vermicella multifasciata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 785 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)

Type locality: Port Darwin, N. T. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: QM J2019 
CommentVermicella multifasciata is restricted to those specimens from the Darwin area that display exceptionally high numbers of, and very thin, body bands.

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  • Longman, H. A. 1915. Reptiles from Queensland and the Northern Territory. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 3: 30-34.
  • Somaweera, R. 2009. Snakes of Darwin. Poster, University of Sydney
  • Storr, G. M. 1968. The genus Vermicella (Serpentes : Elapidae) in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. J. Roy. Soc. West. Aust. 50: 80-92
  • Waite, E. R. & Longman, H. A. 1920. Description of little-known Australian snakes. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 1: 173-180 - 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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