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








Genus
Notechis

Australian Tiger Snake

Tigerotter, (Schwarze Tigerotter [syn. atra])

Australsk Tigerslange

1896 Notechis Boulenger (type species: Naja scutata Peters 1861)
Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Notechis scutatus

Australian Tiger Snake

Tigerotter

Australsk Tigerslange

1861 Naja scutata Peters
Notechis scutatus Boulenger 1896
1866 Hoplocephalus ater Krefft (Keogh, Scott & Hayes 2005)
Notechis ater Kinghorn 1921
Notechis scutatus ater Kellaway & Thomson 1932
1867 Hoplocephalus fuscus Steindachner (Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014)
1873 Alecto fasciolata Jan in Jan & Sordelli (Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014)
1921 Notechis scutatus niger Kinghorn (Keogh, Scott & Hayes 2005)
Notechis ater niger Worrell 1963
Notechis niger Trethewie 1971
1948 Notechis scutatus occidentalis Glauert (Keogh, Scott & Hayes 2005)
Notechis occidentalis Wells & Wellington 1985
Notechis ater occidentalis Mirtschin, Crowe & Davis 1990
1963 Notechis ater humphreysi Worrell (Keogh, Scott & Hayes 2005)
Notechis humphreysi Wells & Wellington 1985
Notechis scutatus humphreysi Cogger 2014
1963 Notechis ater serventyi Worrell (Keogh, Scott & Hayes 2005)
Notechis serventyi Wells & Wellington 1985
Notechis scutatus serventyi Cogger 2014
1985 Notechis edwardsi Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)
1985 Notechis longmorei Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)
1985 Notechis schwaneri Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Other common names:
ater: Black Tiger Snake
ater: Krefft's Tiger Snake, Krefft's Black Tiger Snake
humphreysi: Tasmanian Tiger Snake, King Island Tiger Snake
niger: Peninsula Tiger Snake, Peninsula Black Tiger Snake
occidentalis: Western Tiger Snake
scutatus: Eastern Tiger Snake, Mainland Tiger Snake
serventyi: Chappell Island Tiger Snake
Remarks: The relationships of the various subspecies and isolated populations are obscure (Cogger 2014), but considered a single species herein, based on the very low genetic divergence between different populations of this genus, and following several recent works (e.g., Keogh, Scott & Hayes 2005; Wilson & Swan 2010; Cogger 2014), although some regard ater as a separate species (e.g., Rawlinson 1991; Golay & al. 1993; David & Ineich 1999; Shea & Sadlier 1999; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014).
Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Tasmania [incl. Bass Strait Islands], Victoria, Western Australia).


Notechis scutatus
© Rune Midtgaard

Notechis scutatus
© Rune Midtgaard