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Bungarus magnimaculatus WALL & EVANS, 1901

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBurmese Krait 
SynonymBungarus caeruleus var. magnimaculata WALL & EVANS 1901: 611
Bungarus magnimaculatus — WALL 1908
Bungarus magnimaculatus — SMITH 1943: 417
Bungarus magnimaculatus — WELCH 1994: 39
Bungarus magnimaculatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 129 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma)

Type locality: Meiktila, Upper Myanmar (= Burma) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1908.6.23.90 
CommentVenomous!

DIAGNOSTIC CHARACTERS (DIAGNOSIS).— Dorsal scales in 15 longitudinal rows at midbody; subcaudal scutes undivided throughout; middorsal row of scales (vertebrals) strongly enlarged, as broad as or broader than long; tail tapering, terminating in a point; ventrals 214–235; subcaudals 40–48. Dorsum with 11–14 broad, white crossbars, as wide as the black interspaces, the centers of each of the scales spotted with black; belly uniformly white. Total length 1300 mm; tail length 150 mm. [after LEVITON 2003] 
References
  • Dowling, H.G., & Jenner, J.V. 1988. Snakes of Burma: checklist of reported species and bibliography. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (76): 19 pp. - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E.; Guinevere O.U. Wogan; Michelle S. Koo; George R. Zug; Rhonda S. Lucas and Jens V. Vindum 2003. The Dangerously Venomous Snakes of Myanmar Illustrated Checklist with Keys. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54 (24): 407–462
  • Slowinski J B. 1994. A phylogenetic analysis of Bungarus (Elapidae) based on morphological characters. Journal of Herpetology 28 (4): 440-446 - get paper here
  • Wall, F. and Evans, G.H. 1900. Burmese Snakes. Notes on Specimens including forty-five species of Ophidian Fauna collected in Burma from 1st Jan to 30th June, 1900. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 611-626 [pages 618-626 missing] - get paper here
  • Wall, F. and Evans, G.H. 1901. Notes on Ophidia collected in Burma from May to December, 1899. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 343-354 [1900] - get paper here
  • Wall,F. 1908. A popular treatise of the common Indian snakes. Part VIII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 18: 711-735 - get paper here
  • Wall,F. 1909. Remarks on some little known Indian Ophidia. Records of the Indian Museum 3 (2): 145-150. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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