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








Genus
Oxyuranus

Taipans

Taipane

Taipaner

1923 Oxyuranus Kinghorn (type species: Oxyuranus maclennani Kinghorn 1923)
1955 Parademansia Kinghorn (type species: Diemenia microlepidota McCoy 1879; syn. Cogger 2014 [by implication])
Contents: 3 species, of which 2 (66.7%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: Australia, New Guinea.
Reported from: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], South Australia, Western Australia), Indonesia (Sudarso Island, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).

Oxyuranus microlepidotus

Inland Taipan, Small-scaled Snake, Fierce Snake, (Western Taipan)

Inlandtaipan

Østlig Ørkentaipan

1879 Diemenia microlepidota McCoy
Pseudechis microlepidotus Boulenger 1896
Parademansia microlepidota Kinghorn 1955
Oxyuranus microlepidotus Covacevich, McDowell, Tanner & Mengden 1981
1882 Diemenia ferox Macleay (Golay & al. 1993)
Pseudechis ferox Boulenger 1896

Remarks: Previously regarded as a western form of scutellatus. Revalidated by Covacevich & Wombey (1976). Regionally extinct in Victoria (Wilson & Swan 2010).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia).


Oxyuranus microlepidotus
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Oxyuranus scutellatus

Eastern Taipan, Common Taipan, (Taipan)

Östliche Taipan

Kysttaipan

1867 Pseudechis scutellatus Peters
Oxyuranus scutellatus Thompson 1933
1911 Pseudechis wilesmithii De Vis (Golay & al. 1993)
1923 Oxyuranus maclennani Kinghorn (Golay & al. 1993)
1956 Oxyuranus scutellatus canni Slater
Oxyuranus canni Wells & Wellington 1985

Other common names:
canni: Papuan Taipan   
Papuataipan
scutellatus: Australian Taipan   
Australsk Kysttaipan
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Western Australia), Indonesia (Sudarso Island, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Oxyuranus scutellatus
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Oxyuranus temporalis

Western Desert Taipan, Central Ranges Taipan

Westliche Wüstentaipan

Vestlig Ørkentaipan

2007 Oxyuranus temporalis Doughty, Maryan, Donnellan & Hutchinson

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).