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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Subfamilia: Hydrophiinae
Genus: Aspidomorphus
Species: A. lineaticollis – A. muelleri – A. schlegeli

Aspidomorphus (Fitzinger, 1843)
Vernacular names
English: Crown Snakes

Aspidomorphus is a genus of venomous elapid snakes endemic to New Guinea and neighbouring islands. They are commonly called collared adders or crown snakes. These are small snakes with rounded snouts and small eyes. Very little is known about these nocturnal burrowing species.

Species Authority Subsp. Common name Geographic range
A. lineaticollis (F. Werner, 1903) None Striped crown snake Papua New Guinea (Trobriand I, Louisiade Archipelago, d'Entrecasteaux Archipelago)
A. muelleri (Schlegel, 1837) 4 Müller's[1] crown snake Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago)
A. schlegelii (Günther, 1872) None Schlegel's[1] crown snake Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea

Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Aspidomorphus muelleri, p. 184; A. schlegelii, p. 235).

Further reading

McDowell SB (1967). "Aspidomorphus, a Genus of New Guinea Snakes of the Family Elapidae, With Notes on Related Genera". Journal of Zoology (London) 151: 497–543. Abstract.


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