The original description of the species Acanthophis hawkei by Wells and Wellington from 1985.
The above was from page 43 of the paper - Wells, R.W. and Wellington, C.R. 1985. 'A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia', Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series, (1):1-61. Reproduced here with permission of the senior author.
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