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Calliophis beddomei SMITH, 1943

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBeddome’s coral snake 
SynonymCalliophis beddomei SMITH 1943: 423
Maticora beddomei — WELCH 1994: 73
Calliophis beddomei — DAS 1996: 60
Calliophis beddomei — SLOWINSKI, BOUNDY & LAWSON 2001
Calliophis beddomei — SMITH et al. 2012
Calliophis beddomei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 144 
DistributionS India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu)

Type locality: Salem: Shevaroys, 4000 ft elevation. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.17.99, 74.4.29.49, ZSI 13559 (paratype) 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after Richard Henry Beddome, 1830–1911, British army officer and botanist. 
References
  • Aengals, R.; V.M. Sathish Kumar & Muhamed Jafer Palot 2013. Updated Checklist of Indian Reptiles.
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Ganesh, S. R.; M. Arumugam 2016. Species Richness of Montane Herpetofauna of Southern Eastern Ghats, India: A Historical Resume and a Descriptive Checklist Russ. J. Herpetol. 23 (1): 7-24
  • Ganesh, S.R. & Eric Ramanujam 2014. Rediscovery of Beddome’s Coralsnake Calliophis beddomei Smith, 1943 from the type locality. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6 (3): 5580–5582
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Slowinski, Joseph B.; Boundy, Jeff & Lawson,R. 2001. The phylogenetic relationships of Asian coral snakes (Elapidae: Calliophis and Maticora) based on morphological and molecular characters. Herpetologica 57 (2): 233-245 - get paper here
  • Smith, E.N.; KELUM MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI & RUCHIRA SOMAWEERA 2008. A new species of coralsnake of the genus Calliophis (Squamata: Elapidae) from the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 1847: 19–33 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • 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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