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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Subfamily: Elapinae
Genus: Aspidomorphus
Fitzinger, 1843

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


  1. ^ a b 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[edit]

  • 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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