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Simoselaps anomalus (STERNFELD, 1919)

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Northern Desert Banded Snake 
SynonymRhynchelaps anomalus STERNFELD 1919: 77
Naja anomala — STERNFELD 1917 (?)
Rhynchelaps anomalus — STERNFELD 1925: 227
Rhynchoelaps bertholdi anomalus — WORRELL 1963
Vermicella anomala — STORR 1978
Simoselaps anomalus — MENGDEN 1983
Simoselaps anomalus — COGGER 1983: 235
Simoselaps anomala — HUTCHINSON 1990
Simoselaps anomala — WELCH 1994: 107
Simoselaps anomalus — COGGER 2000: 682
Simoselaps anomalus — SANDERS et al. 2008
Simoselaps anomalus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 675
Simoselaps anomolus — DITTMER et al. 2020 (in error) 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Hermannsburg Mission, upper Finke River, N. T.  
TypesLectotype: SMF 20557, designated by Mertens (1967)
Holotype: ZMB 29667 (fide J. Hallermann, GBIF data) 

Habitat: burrowing 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Dittmer, D. E., Chapman, T. L. & Bidwell, J. R. 2020. In the shadow of an iconic inselberg: Uluru’s shadow influences climates and reptile assemblage structure at its base. J. Arid Environ. 181, 104179 (2020) - get paper here
  • Mengden, Gregory A. 1983. The taxonomy of Australian elapid snakes: A review. Rec. Austral. Mus. 35 (5): 195-222 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1967. Die herpetologische Sektion des Natur-Museums und Forschungs-Institutes Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main nebst einem Verzeichnis ihrer Typen. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-106 - get paper here
  • Sanders, K.L. et al. 2008. Molecular phylogeny and divergence dates for Australasian elapids and sea snakes (Hydrophiinae): evidence from seven genes for rapid evolutionary radiations. J. Evol. Biol. 21: 682 – 695 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1919. Neue Schlangen und Echsen aus Zentralaustralien. Senckenbergiana 1: 76-83 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • Storr, G. M. 1968. The genus Vermicella (Serpentes : Elapidae) in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. J. Royal Soc. Western Australia. 50: 80-92 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1979. Revisionary notes on the genus Vermicella (Serpentes: Elapidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (1): 75-79 - 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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