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Calliophis bilineatus (PETERS, 1881)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Two-stripped Coral Snake 
SynonymCallophis bilineatus PETERS 1881
Adeniophis bilineatus — BOULENGER 1894: 83 (?)
Doliophis bilineatus — BOULENGER 1896: 404
Maticora intestinalis bilineata — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis bilineata — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Calliophis bilineata — LEVITON et la. 2014
Calliophis bilineatus — BROWN et al. 2018
Calliophis bilineata — WEINELL et al. 2019 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan: Calamian Islands)

Type locality: Palawan, Philippines  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 
EtymologyNamed after the two prominent lines on the back of this species. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1894. On the herpetological fauna of Palawan and Balabac. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 14: 81-90 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Utpal Smart, Alan E. Leviton, and Eric N. Smith 2018. A New Species of Long-glanded Coralsnake of the Genus Calliophis (Squamata: Elapidae) from Dinagat Island, with Notes on the Biogeography and Species Diversity of Philippine Calliophis and Hemibungarus. Herpetologica In-Press - get paper here
  • Leviton, A.E., R.M. Brown, and C.D. Siler. 2014. The dangerously venomous snakes of the Philippine Archipelago. in The Coral Triangle: The 2011 Hearst Biodiversity Philippine Expedition (G.C. Williams and T.M. Gosliner, eds.). California Academy of Sciences, USA, Pp 473–530
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1881. Die Verschiedenheit von Syngnathus (Belonichthys) zambiezensis Ptrs. und S. (B.) mento Bleeker und über eine neue Art der Schlangengattung Callophis von den Philippinen. Sitzungsber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berlin 1881 (7): 107-109 - get paper here
  • Supsup CE, Asis AA, Carestia Jr UV, Diesmos AC, Mallari NAD, Brown RM 2020. Variation in species richness, composition and herpetological community structure across a tropical habitat gradient of Palawan Island, Philippines. Herpetozoa 33: 95-111 - get paper here
  • Weinell, Jeffrey L.; Errol Hooper, Alan E. Leviton, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Illustrated Key to the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 66 (1): 1-49 - get paper here
  • Welch, K. R. G. 1994. Snakes of the World. A Checklist. I. Venomous snakes. KCM Books, Somerset, England.
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