Subfamily Elapinae Boié 1827

Reptilia - Squamata - Colubridae

Alternative spelling: Elapidae

Full reference: F. Boié. 1827. Bemerkungen über Merrem’s Versuch eines Systems der Amphibien. Marburg. 1820. Erste Lieferung: Ophidier. Isis von Oken 20(6/7):508-566

Parent taxon: Proteroglypha according to O. Kuhn 1946

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Frank and Ramus 1996 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Colubrinae, Conocerca, Hydrophidae, Platycerca

Subtaxa: Austrelaps Elaps Hydrophiinae Laticauda Micrurus Naja Notechis Protropidonotus Protropidonotus neglectus Pseudechis

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Type: Elaps

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (8 collections), France (1), the Philippines (3), South Africa (1), Tanzania (2), United States (6: Florida, Texas)

• Pliocene of France (1), Greece (1), India (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (2), Turkey (1)

• Miocene of Australia (8), Austria (2), the Czech Republic (1), France (7), Germany (6), Greece (2), Hungary (3), Morocco (2), Namibia (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (3), Ukraine (1), United States (2: Florida, Nebraska)

• Oligocene of Tanzania (2)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 70 collections including 90 occurrences

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