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








Genus
Suta

Australian Hooded Snakes and Curl Snakes

Kapuzen-Giftnattern

Hættegiftsnoge

1961 Suta Worrell (type species: Hoplocephalus sutus Peters 1863)
1961 Parasuta Worrell (type species: Elaps gouldi Gray 1841, syn. Maryan, Brennan, Hutchinson & Geidans 2020)
Contents: 11 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Formerly considered a monotypic genus, containing only a single species (suta). Current taxonomy follows Maryan, Brennan, Hutchinson & Geidans (2020).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).

Suta dwyeri

Eastern Hooded Snake, (Dwyer’s Black-headed Snake, Dwyer’s Snake)

Östliche Kapuzen-Giftnatter

Østlig Hættegiftsnog

1956 Denisonia dwyeri Worrell
Cryptophis dwyeri Worrell 1961
Parasuta dwyeri Worrell 1963
Unechis dwyeri Mengden 1983
Rhinoplocephalus dwyeri Storr 1984
Suta dwyeri Hutchinson 1990
Suta spectabilis dwyeri Cogger 1992
1985 Parasuta robertsoni Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Remarks: Sometimes regarded as a subspecies of spectabilis (e.g., Cogger 2014).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria).


Suta fasciata

Western Hooded Snake (Western Curl Snake, Rosen's Curl Snake, Rosen's Snake)

Westliche Kapuzen-Giftnatter, (Westliche Ringel-Giftnatter)

Vestlig Hættegiftsnog, (Vestlig Krøllegiftsnog)

1905 Denisonia fasciata Rosen
Suta fasciata McDowell 1970

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Suta flagellum

Lesser Whip Snake, Little Whip Snake, Whip Hooded Snake

Kleine Kapuzen-Giftnatter

Lille Hættegiftsnog

1878 Hoplocephalus flagellum McCoy
Denisonia flagellum Boulenger 1896
Cryptophis flagellum Worrell 1961
Suta flagellum McDowell 1970
Unechis flagellum Cogger 1975
Rhinoplocephalus flagellum Storr 1984
Parasuta flagellum Wells & Wellington 1985
1985 Parasuta harveyi Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria).


Suta gaikhorstorum

Pilbara Hooded Snake

Pilbara-Kapuzen-Giftnatter

Pilbara-hættegiftsnog

2020 Suta gaikhorstorum Maryan, Brennan, Hutchinson & Geidans

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).





Suta gouldii

Southwestern Black-headed Snake, (Black-headed Snake, Gould’s Hooded Snake)

Südwestliche Kapuzen-Giftnatter

Sydvestlig Hættegiftsnog

1841 Elaps gouldi Gray
Hoplocephalus gouldii Günther 1858
Alecto gouldii Jan 1859
Denisonia gouldii Boulenger 1896
Parasuta gouldii Worrell 1961
Suta gouldii McDowell 1970
Unechis gouldii Cogger 1975
Rhinoplocephalus gouldii Storr 1984
1981 Denisonia spectabilis nullarbor Storr (syn. Maryan, Brennan, Hutchinson & Geidans 2020)
Rhinoplocephalus spectabilis nullarbor Storr, Smith & Johnstone 1986
Parasuta nullarbor Wells & Wellington 1985
Unechis spectabilis nullarbor Cogger 1986
Suta spectabilis nullarbor Golay & al. 1993
Parasuta spectabilis nullarbor Aplin & Smith 2001
1988 Rhinoplocephalus spectabilis bushi Storr (syn. Maryan, Brennan, Hutchinson & Geidans 2020)
Suta spectabilis bushi Golay & al. 1993
Parasuta spectabilis bushi Aplin & Smith 2001

Other common names:
bushi: Esperance Hooded Snake
nullarbor: Nullarbor Hooded Snake
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Suta monachus

Inland Hooded Snake, Monk Snake

Inland-Kapuzen-Giftnatter

Munkegiftsnog

1964 Denisonia monachus Storr
Suta monachus McDowell 1970
Unechis monachus Cogger 1975
Rhinoplocephalus monachus Storr 1984
Parasuta monachus Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Previously included in Unechis Worrell 1961 (now a synonym of Rhinoplocephalus).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Suta nigriceps

Mallee Black-backed Snake, Black-backed Hooded Snake, Black-backed Curl Snake, Black-backed Snake, Southern Black-striped Snake, Short-tailed Snake, (Mitchell's Short-tailed Snake)

Mallee-Kapuzen-Giftnatter

Mallee-hættegiftsnog

1863 Hoplocephalus nigriceps Günther
Denisonia nigriceps Storr 1981
Unechis nigriceps Mengden 1983
Rhinoplocephalus nigriceps Storr 1984
Parasuta nigriceps Wells & Wellington 1985
Suta nigriceps Hutchinson 1990
Parasuta nigriceps Wells & Wellington 1985
1955 Denisonia nigrostriata brevicauda Mitchell (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983; Golay & al. 1993)
Parasuta brevicauda Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously included in Unechis Worrell 1961 (now a synonym of Rhinoplocephalus).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Suta ordensis

Ord Curl Snake, Ord Snake

Ord-Kapuzen-Giftnatter, (Ord-Ringel-Giftnatter)

Ord-hættegiftsnog, (Ord-krøllegiftsnog)

1984 Denisonia ordensis Storr
Suta ordensis Wells & Wellington 1985

Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Suta punctata

Lesser Spotted Snake, Little Spotted Snake, Spotted-headed Snake

Gefleckte Kapuzen-Giftnatter, (Kleine Flecken-Giftnatter)

Plettet Hættegiftsnog, (Lille Krøllegiftsnog)

1896 Denisonia punctata Boulenger
Suta punctata McDowell 1970
Rhinoplocephalus punctatus Storr 1984

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).


Suta spectabilis

Spectacled Hooded Snake, Mallee Black-headed Snake, Port Lincoln Snake, (Black-headed Snake, Krefft's Curl Snake, Krefft's Hooded Snake)

Brillen-Kapuzen-Giftnatter

Brille-hættegiftsnog

1869 Hoplocephalus spectabilis Krefft
Denisonia spectabilis Storr 1981
Unechis spectabilis Mengden 1983
Rhinoplocephalus spectabilis Storr 1984
Suta spectabilis Hutchinson 1990
Parasuta spectabilis Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Previously included dwyeri (e.g., Cogger 1992, 2014).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).


Suta suta

Eastern Curl Snake, Common Curl Snake, Myall Snake

Östliche Ringel-Giftnatter

Østlig Krøllegiftsnog

1863 Hoplocephalus sutus Peters
Suta suta Worrell 1961
1870 Hoplocephalus frenatus Peters (Golay & al. 1993)
Denisonia frenata Boulenger 1896
Suta frenatus Wells & Wellington 1984
1887 Hoplocephalus carpentariae Macleay (Golay & al. 1993)
Denisonia carpentariae Boulenger 1896
Suta carpentariae McDowell 1970
1890 Hoplocephalus frontalis Ogilby (Golay & al. 1993)
Denisonia frontalis Boulenger 1896
Suta frontalis Wells & Wellington 1984
1896 Hoplocephalus stirlingi Lucas & Frost (Golay & al. 1993)
Suta stirlingi Wells & Wellington 1984
1905 Denisonia frontalis propinqua De Vis (Golay & al. 1993)
1906 Denisonia forresti Boulenger (Golay & al. 1993)
Suta forrestii Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).