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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesCalliophis intestinalis intestinalis (LAURENTI 1768)
Calliophis intestinalis lineata (GRAY in GRAY & HARDWICKE 1835)
Calliophis intestinalis bilineata (PETERS 1881)
Calliophis intestinalis everetti (BOULENGER 1896)
Calliophis intestinalis philippina (GÜNTHER 1864)
Calliophis intestinalis suluensis (STEINDACHNER 1891)
Calliophis intestinalis thepassi (BLEEKER 1859) 
Common NamesE: Banded Malaysian Coral Snake, Striped Coral Snake
G: Gestreifte Bauchdrüsenotter 
SynonymAspis intestinalis LAURENTI 1768: 106
Doliophis intestinalis BOULENGER 1896
Calamaria klossi SMITH 1926 (fide INGER & MARX 1965)
Maticora intestinalis immaculata LOVERIDGE 1944
Maticora intestinalis — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 422
Calliophis intestinalis — SLOWINSKI et al. 2001
Calliophis intestinalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 145

Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis (LAURENTI 1768)
Aspis intestinalis LAURENTI 1768
Elaps intestinalis var. — CANTOR 1847 (partim)
Callophis intestinalis — GÜNTHER 1864
Callophis intestinalis — BERNHARD-MEYER 1869: 74
Adeniophis intestinalis (partim) — BOETTGER 1892
Doliophis intestinalis forma typica — BOULENGER 1896
Doliophis intestinalis — FLOWER 1896
Doliophis intestinalis, BOULENGER's var. C — Cohn 1905
Maticora intestinalis — STEJNEGER 1922
Maticora intestinalis intestinalis — LOVERIDGE 1944
Elaps furcatus SCHNEIDER 1801
Vipera furcata — DAUDIN 1803
Elaps furcatu (sic) — SCHLEGEL 1837
Elaps furcatus — BOIE 1827
Elaps furcatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 1228
Doliophis intestinalis var. vertebralis WERNER 1900
Maticora intestinalis intestinalis — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis — HIEN et al. 2001
Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis — SANG et al. 2009

Calliophis intestinalis bilineata PETERS 1881
Callophis bilineatus PETERS 1881
Adeniophis bilineatus — BOULENGER 1894: 83 (?)
Doliophis bilineatus — BOULENGER 1896
Maticora intestinalis bilineata — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis bilineata — SANG et al. 2009

Calliophis intestinalis everetti (BOULENGER 1896)
Doliophis intestinalis var. everetti BOULENGER 1896
Maticora intestinalis everetti — LOVERIDGE 1944
Maticora intestinalis everetti — MANTHEY 1983
Maticora intestinalis everetti — MALKMUS & SAUER 1993
Maticora intestinalis everetti — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis everetti — SANG et al. 2009

Calliophis intestinalis lineata (GRAY in GRAY & HARDWICKE 1835)
Maticora lineata GRAY in GRAY & HARDWICKE 1835: 86
Doliophis intestinalis var. lineata — FLOWER 1899
Maticora intestinalis lineata — LOVERIDGE 1944
Elaps tri-lineatus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 1227
Elaps trilineatus — BLEEKER 1858
Doliophis intestinalis var. trilineata — BOULENGER 1896
Doliophis intestinalis var. trilineatus — BOULENGER 1920
Elaps melanototaenia BLEEKER 1857 (nomen nudum)
Elaps melanotaenia — BLEEKER 1858
Calliophis furcates var. nigrotaeniatus PETERS 1863
Adeniophis nigrotaeniatus — PETERS 1871
Doliophis intestinalis var. nigrotaeniatus — BOULENGER 1896
Callophis intestinalis var. malayana GÜNTHER 1864
Elaps (Adeniophis) intestinalis — BOETTGER 1883
Callophis intestinalis var. nigrotaeniatus — FISCHER 1885: 3
Callophis intestinalis var. malayana — MÜLLER 1890
Elaps sumatranus LIDTH DE JEUDE 1890
Callophis intestinalis (LAURENTI 1768) (partim) — BOULENGER 1890
Doliophis intestinalis var. sumatrana — BOULENGER 1896
Doliophis intestinalis — VOLZ 1904
Doliophis intestinalis BOULENGER's var. C — COHN 1905
Maticora intestinalis — STEJNEGER 1922
Doliophis intestinalis var. sumatranus — LIDTH DE JEUDE 1922
Maticora intestinalis forma nigrotaeniata — SMITH 1931
Maticora intestinalis nigrotaeniata — LOVERIDGE 1944
Maticora intestinalis sumatrana — HAAS 1950
Maticora intestinalis lineata — WELCH 1994: 75
Maticora intestinalis nigrotaeniatus — WELCH 1994: 75
Maticora intestinalis lineata — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 210
Calliophis intestinalis lineatus — SANG et al. 2009

Calliophis intestinalis philippina GÜNTHER 1864
Callophis intestinalis var. philippina GÜNTHER 1864
Doliophis philippinus BOULENGER 1896
Maticora intestinalis philippina — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis philippinus — SANG et al. 2009
Calliophis philippina — SANGUILA et al. 2016

Calliophis intestinalis suluensis STEINDACHNER 1891
Callophis intestinalis var. suluensis STEINDACHNER 1891
Maticora intestinalis suluensis — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis suluensis — SANG et al. 2009

Calliophis intestinalis thepassi (BLEEKER, 1859)
Elaps thepassi BLEEKER 1859: 201
Calliophis intestinalis thepassi — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Maticora intestinalis thepassi — ROOIJEN & ROOIJEN 2004
Calliophis intestinalis thepassi — SANG et al. 2009 
DistributionIndonesia, Malaysia (incl. Pulau Tioman).

intestinalis: Indonesia (Java, Mentawai Archipelago [subspecies not confirmed], Sumatra)

lineata: Indonesia (Riau Archipelago, Sumatra); Malaysia (Malaya); Singapore; Thailand, Vietnam (Gia Lai Province, fide ORLOV 2003: 236)

bilineata: Philippines (Palawan: Calamian Islands); Type locality: Palawan, Philippines;

everetti: Sabah (Borneo)

lineata: Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore; Type locality: Penang, Malaysia;

philippina: Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao, Samar); Type locality: Philippines;

suluensis: Philippines (Sulu Archipelago: Jolo, Siasi); Type locality: Sulu Island;

thepassi: Indonesia (Borneo); Brunei Darussalam; Malaysia (East Malaysia); Type locality: Sintang, Kalimantan, Indonesia;

Type locality: “Africa” (in error), corrected to Java, Indonesia by LEVITON 1964. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: unknown (Sang et al. 2009)
Holotype: ZMB [bilineata]
Holotype: unknown (Sang et al. 2009) [everetti]
Holotype: BMNH [lineata]
Holotype: BMNH [philippina]
Syntypes: NMW [suluensis]
Holotype: BMNH [thepassi] 
CommentVenomous!

This species is exremely variable. GROSSMANN & TILLACK (2005) show an example with a bright red dorsal stripe and a white lateral stripe on a black (or dark grey) body.

Diet: Maticora species eat only snakes (Greene 1997).

Synonymy: Maticora has been synonymized with Calliophis by SLOWINSKI et al. (2001).

Type species: Maticora lineata Gray, 1834 is the type species of the genus Maticora GRAY 1834. 
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