A significant range extension of the unbanded shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis incinctus Storr, 1968) in the Einasleigh Uplands

Title

 A significant range extension of the unbanded shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis incinctus Storr, 1968) in the Einasleigh Uplands  (3128 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Schembri, B. & Jolly, C.J

Citation

Schembri, B. & Jolly, C.J. 2017. A significant range extension of the unbanded shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis incinctus Storr, 1968) in the Einasleigh Uplands Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 60: 113–117. https://dx.doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2017.2016-13

Accepted 31 December 2016
Published online 28 April 2017
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://dx.doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2017.2016-13

Keywords range extension; Brachyurophis; shovel-nosed snake; Einasleigh Uplands

Abstract

Until now there have been two species of burrowing elapid from the genus Brachyurophis known to occur in the Einasleigh Uplands Bioregion of northeastern Queensland, the Australian coral
snake (Brachyurophis australis Krefft, 1864) and the north-eastern (or Campbell’s) shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis campbelli Kinghorn, 1929). Here we report a third species from the region,
the unbanded shovel-nosed snake (Brachyurophis incinctus Storr, 1968). This is significant because it is the most north-easterly known occurrence of this species in Australia, adds to the
known biodiversity of the region and extends the species’ known range by more than 400km to the northeast.