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Pseudonaja mengdeni WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Gwardar, Western brownsnake 
SynonymPseudonaja mengdeni WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Pseudonaja kellyi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Pseudonaja kellyi — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja mengdeni — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja mengdeni — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja mengdeni — SKINNER 2009
Pseudonaja mengdeni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 605 
DistributionAustralia (Western and central Australia, from Carnarvon, Western Australia, to Mootwingee National Park, western New South Wales)

Type locality: 2 km east of Maryvale, Northern Territory.  
TypesHolotype: NTM R1989 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in SKINNER 2009. 
CommentDiemenia aspidorhyncha MCCOY 189 and Pseudonaja mengdeni WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 have been removed from the synonymy of P. nuchalis by SKINNER 2009.

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