Hydrophis belcheri

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Hydrophis belcheri

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Elapoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Subfamilia: Hydrophiinae
Genus: Hydrophis
Species: Hydrophis belcheri

Name[edit]

  • Hydrophis belcheri (Gray, 1849)

Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.1.97 (formerly BMNH III.3.2.a & BMNH 1842.11.22.30), ♂, presented by E. Belcher between 1843–1846.

Type locality: “New Guinea”, possibly in error fide McCarthy & Warrell (1991: 163).

Combinations[edit]

  • Aturia belcheri Gray, 1849: 46 [original combination]
  • Hydrophis belcheriGünther, 1864: 364 [subsequent combination]
  • Distira belcheriBoulenger, 1896: 296 [subsequent combination]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, J.E. 1849. Catalogue of the specimens of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Edward Newman: London. i–xv + 1–125. BHL Reference page. 

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Faint-banded Sea Snake