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  • Boettger, O. 1898. Katalog der Reptilien-Sammlung im Museum der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Frankfurt/M. 2.Teil (Schlangen). Frankfurt/M (Gebr. Knauer), i-ix + 1-160.
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • David, Patrick, and Ivan Ineich. 1999. Les serpents venimeux du monde: systematique et repartition. Dumerilia, vol. 3. 3-499
  • De Vis, C. W. 1884. Descriptions of a new snake with a synopsis of the genus Hoplocephalus. Proc. R. Soc. Qd. 1: 138-140.
  • De Vis, CW. 1884. On a new Species of Hoplocephalus. Proc. R. Soc. Qd. 1: 100.
  • Fearn, S.; D. F. Trembath. 2009. Body size, food habits, reproduction and growth in a population of black whip snakes (Demansia vestigiata) (Serpentes : Elapidae) in tropical Australia. Australian Journal of Zoology 57(1): 49–54.
  • ICZN. 1999. OPINION 1940. Hoplocephalus vestigiatus De Vis, 1884 (Reptilia, Serpentes): specific name placed on the Official List. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 56 (3).
  • Macleay, W. 1884. Census of Australian snakes with descriptions of two new species. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 9: 548-568
  • Macleay, W. 1884. Census of Australian snakes with descriptions of two new species. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 9: 548-568.
  • Shea, G.M. & Scanlon. 2007. Revision of the small tropical whipsnakes previously referred to Demansia olivacea (Gray, 1842) and Demansia torquata (Guenther, 1862) (Squamata: Elapidae). Records of the Australian Museum 59(2-3): 117-142.
  • Shine, Richard. 1994. Sexual size dimorphism in snakes revisited. Copeia 1994 (2): 326-346.
  • Smith H M. Wallach V. 1997. Diemenia atra Macleay, 1884 (currently Demansia atra; Reptilia, Serpentes): Proposed conservation of the specific name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 54, (1): 31-34.
  • Somaweera, R. 2009. Snakes of Darwin. Poster, University of Sydney.
  • Uetz P. (2013). TIGR Reptile Database (version Oct 2007). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 11th March 2013 (Roskov Y., Kunze T., Paglinawan L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Hernandez F., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Reading, UK.


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