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Taxonomy of the family Elapidae [terrestrial species]
Bibliography of the genus Neelaps
Biodiversity of the family Elapidae [terrestrial species]








Genus
Neelaps

Australian Black-naped Snake and Western Black-striped Snake

Schwarznacken-Giftnatter und Westliche Schwarzstreifen-Giftnatter

Sortnakket Giftsnog og Sortstribet Giftsnog

1863 Neelaps GŁnther (type species: Furina calonotos Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril 1854)
1961 Narophis Worrell (type species: Furina bimaculata Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril 1854; syn. Wilson & Swan 2010 [by implication]; Cogger 2014 [by implication])
Contents: 2 species, both of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Melwardia (now Simoselaps) (e.g., Worrell 1963), of Vermicella (e.g., Glauert 1950) or, more recently, of Simoselaps (e.g., Cogger 1992; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014). Considered a valid genus in most recent works (e.g., Aplin & Smith 2001; Storr, Smith & Johnstone 2002; Hutchinson 2010; Wilson & Swan 2010; Cogger 1975, 2014).
Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).

Neelaps bimaculatus

Western Black-naped Snake, Black-naped Burrowing Snake, Western Long-nosed Snake)

Schwarznacken-Giftnatter

Sortnakket Giftsnog

1854 Furina bimaculata Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
Brachysoma bimaculatum GŁnther 1858
Pseudelaps bimaculatus Jan 1863
Vermicella bimaculata Glauert 1950
Narophis bimaculata Worrell 1961
Simoselaps bimaculata Underwood 1979
Neelaps bimaculatus Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983
1878 Brachysoma diadema Macleay (Golay & al. 1993)

Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Neelaps calonotos

Western Black-striped Snake, Black-striped Burrowing Snake

Westliche Schwarzstreifen-Giftnatter

Sortstribet Giftsnog

1854 Furina calonotos Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
Brachysoma calonotos GŁnther 1858
Neelaps calonotus GŁnther 1863
Pseudelaps calonotus Jan 1863
Vermicella calonota Glauert 1950
Melwardia calonota Worrell 1960
Simoselaps calonotus Cogger 1992
1890 Neelaps caledonicus Hoffmann (Golay & al. 1993)

Remarks: The spelling of the specific epithet is calonotos, not calonotus or calonota, as often seen in the literature (David & Ineich 1999).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).