Simoselaps bertholdi

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Simoselaps bertholdi, also known commonly as Jan's banded snake or the southern desert banded snake, is a species of burrowing venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is endemic to Australia.

Etymology

The specific epithet bertholdi honours German physician and naturalist Arnold Adolph Berthold.[1][2]

Description

S. bertholdi grows to an average total length (including tail) of 30 cm (12 in).[3]

Reproduction

S. bertholdi is oviparous,[1] with an average clutch size of four.[3]

Distribution and habitat

The geographic range of S. bertholdi covers a broad swathe of arid inland Australia from central and western South Australia and the south-west of the Northern Territory, westwards across Western Australia to the western coast of the continent.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Species Simoselaps bertholdi at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Simoselaps bertholdi, p. 24).
  3. ^ a b c "Jan's banded snake". Australian Reptile Online Database. Stewart Macdonald. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
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Simoselaps bertholdi: Brief Summary

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Simoselaps bertholdi, also known commonly as Jan's banded snake or the southern desert banded snake, is a species of burrowing venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is endemic to Australia.

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