Toxicocalamus ernstmayri O’Shea et al., 2015

Star Mountains worm-eating snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Star Mountains, Western Province, Papua New Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

O’Shea M, Parker F, Kaiser H. 2015. A new species of New Guinea worm-eating snake, genus Toxicocalamus (Serpentes: Elapidae), from the Star Mountains of Western Province, Papua New Guinea, with a revised dichotomous key to the genus. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 161(6): 241-264.


Other references:

O'Shea, Mark et al. (2018). Rediscovery of the rare Star Mountains Worm-eating Snake, Toxicocalamus ernstmayri O’Shea et al., 2015 (Serpentes: Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) with the description of its coloration in life. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 12(1) [General Section]: 27-34 (e154).


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