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Pseudonaja modesta (GÜNTHER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Ringed Brown Snake 
SynonymCacophis modesta GÜNTHER 1872: 35
Furina ramsayi MACLEAY 1885: 61 (fide COGGER 1983)
Brachysoma sutherlandi DE VIS 1884: 139
Demansia modesta — FRY 1914: 192
Diemenia modesta — STERNFELD 1925: 226
Demansia modesta LOVERIDGE 1934
Pseudonaja modesta — COGGER 1983: 233
Pseudonaja modesta — WELCH 1994: 105
Pseudonaja modesta — COGGER 2000: 671
Notopseudonaja modesta — WELLS 2002
Notopseudonaja ramsayi — WELLS 2002
Notopseudonaja sutherlandi — WELLS 2002
Pseudonaja modesta — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Pseudonaja modesta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 605 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia)  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.1.17.46, Western Australia, presented Dr. Gunther. Designation by Wells & Wellington (1985).
Syntypes: AM B5945, AM B5947-8, from Milparinka, Barrier Ranges, N. S. W. (original register entry and type labels cite Silverton, N. S. W. ) [Furina ramsayi] 
CommentSynonymy of WELLS’ new names according to W. WÜSTER (pers. comm.).

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