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Bungarus fasciatus (SCHNEIDER, 1801)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Banded Krait
G: Gelbgebänderter Krait 
SynonymPseudoboa Fasciata SCHNEIDER 1801: 283
Boa fasciata — SHAW 1802
Bungarus annularis DAUDIN 1803
Aspidoclonion annulare — WAGLER 1830
Bungarus fasciatus — CANTOR 1847
Bungarus annularis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 1269
Bungarus fasciatus bifasciatus MELL 1929
Bungarus fasciatus insularis MELL 1930
Bungarus fasciatus fasciatus — MELL 1931
Bungarus fasciatus — SMITH 1943: 411
Bungarus fasiatus (sic) — WERLER & KEEGAN 1963
Bungarus fasciatus — WELCH 1994: 37
Bungarus fasciatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 417
Bungarus fasciatus — COX et al. 1998: 30
Bungarus fasciatus — ZIEGLER 2002: 268 
DistributionBangladesh, Brunei Darussalam; Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia,
S China (incl. Hong Kong, Hainan),
NE India (Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh (Chessa – Papum Pare district) [A. Captain, pers. Comm.], Andhra Pradesh), Bhutan, Nepal,
Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo)
Laos, Macau; Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia); Singapore;
Thailand, Vietnam

Type locality: “Bengal, India”; “Mansoor Cottah, Bengal” (fide RUSSELL 1796), at present a seaport ca. 24 km south of Ganjam, Orissa State, SE India. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: based on Russell, 1796:3 and pl. iii.
Syntypes: ZMB 2771-2 
CommentVenomous!

Type species: Bungarus annularis is the type species of the genus Bungarus.

DIAGNOSIS.— Dorsal scales in 15 longitudinal rows at midbody; sub-caudal scutes undivided throughout; middorsal row of scales (vertebrals) strongly enlarged, as broad as or broader than long; tail end blunt;
distinct vertebral ridge down the back formed by the neural processes of the vertebrae; ventrals 200–234; subcaudals 23–39; pattern of black and yellow bands, all of which encircle body. Total length recorded to 2125 mm, said to be rare over 1800 mm (Smith, 1943:412.) 
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