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Aspidomorphus lineaticollis (WERNER, 1903)

IUCN Red List - Aspidomorphus lineaticollis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Striped crown snake 
SynonymPseudelaps muelleri var. lineaticollis WERNER 1903: 251
Diemenia novaeguineae VOGT (see comment)
Aspidomorphus mulleri lineaticollis — BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus mulleri lineatus BRONGERSMA 1934
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — MCDOWELL 1967
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — WELCH 1994: 19
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — METZGER et al. 2010
Aspidomorphus lineaticollis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 58 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Trobriand I, Louisiade Archipelago, d'Entrecasteaux Archipelago)

Type locality: New Guinea  
TypesHolotype: MLUH, a 475 mm female (W. Schlüter).
Holotype: not found fide O’Shea 1996. 
CommentSynonymy: See also Aspidomorphus muelleri. “Diemenia novaeguineae” is the name of a ZMB specimen that was labelled by VOGT; apparently the name was never published (F. Tillack, pers. comm.).

  • Clegg, Jonathan R. and Merlijn Jocque 2015. The Collection of Snakes Made by Benoît Mys and Jan Swerts in Northern Papua New Guinea in 1982–85. Journal of Herpetology 50 (3): 476-485 [2016] - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • McDowell, Samuel B.;Cogger, Harold G. 1967. Aspidomorphus, a genus of New Guinea snakes of the family Elapidae, with notes on related genera. Journal of Zoology, London 151: 497-543 - get paper here
  • Metzger, Genevieve A.; Fred Kraus, Allen Allison, Christopher L. Parkinson 2010. Uncovering cryptic diversity in Aspidomorphus (Serpentes: Elapidae): Evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54 (2): 405-416 - 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. 1903. Neue Reptilien und Batrachier aus dem naturhistorischen Museum in Brüssel. Zool. Anz. 26: 246-253 - get paper here
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