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Calliophis maculiceps (GÜNTHER, 1858)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesCalliophis maculiceps atrofrontalis (SAUVAGE 1877)
Calliophis maculiceps maculiceps (GÜNTHER 1858)
Calliophis maculiceps smithi KLEMMER 1963 
Common NamesE: Speckled Coral Snake, Small-spotted Coral Snake
G: Gesprenkelte Korallenotter 
SynonymElaps maculiceps GÜNTHER 1858: 232
Elaps melanurus CANTOR 1847 (not SHAW; fide SMITH 1943)
Callophis maculiceps — BOULENGER 1896: 397
Callophis hughi COCHRAN 1927
Calliophis maculiceps punctulatus BOURRET 1934
Calliophis maculiceps hughi — BOURRET 1936
Callophis hughi — SMITH 1943
Callophis maculiceps — SMITH 1943: 420
Calliophis maculiceps punctulatus — DEUVE 1961: 29
Calliophis maculiceps michaelis DEUVE 1961: 28
Calliophis maculiceps hughi — DEUVE 1961: 29
Callophis hughi — TAYLOR 1965
Maticora maculiceps GOLAY et al. 1993
Maticora maculiceps hughi — WELCH 1994: 75
Maticora maculiceps michaelis — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis maculiceps — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 420
Calliophis maculiceps — COX et al. 1998: 32
Calliophis maculiceps hughi — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Calliophis maculiceps michaelis — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Calliophis maculiceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 145

Calliophis maculiceps atrofrontalis (SAUVAGE 1877)
Elaps atrofrontalis SAUVAGE 1877
Maticora maculiceps atrofrontalis — GOLAY 1993: 153
Maticora maculiceps atrofrontalis — ORLOV et al. 2003
Calliophis maculiceps atrofrontalis — NGUYEN et al. 2009

Calliophis maculiceps maculiceps (GÜNTHER 1858)
Elaps maculiceps GÜNTHER 1858
Maticora maculiceps maculiceps — GOLAY 1993: 153
Maticora maculiceps maculiceps — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis maculiceps maculiceps — NGUYEN et al. 2009

Calliophis maculiceps smithi KLEMMER 1963
Calliophis maculiceps var. univirgatus M. SMITH 1915 (non Elaps univirgatus GÜNTHER 1858)
Calliophis maculiceps univirgatus — DEUVE 1961: 29
Calliophis maculiceps smithi KLEMMER 1963 (nom. nov.)
Maticora maculiceps smithi — GOLAY 1993: 154
Calliophis maculiceps smithi — NGUYEN et al. 2009 
DistributionS Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, NW Malaysia, S Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos

maculiceps: S Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, N Western Malaysia; Type locality: “East Indies” (GÜNTHER 1858)

atrofrontalis: S Vietnam, Cambodia; Type locality: Cochin-China (= Southern Vietnam)

hughi: Thailand (Koh Tao Island); Type locality: Koh Tao Islands, Gulf of Siam, Thailand.

michaelis: Laos; Type locality: Mekong, Laos.

univirgatus (invalid): Thailand  
TypesLectotype: BMNH, female (designated by Boulenger 1896); other specimens: FMNH, MCZ
Types: “Musée de Lille” fide V. Wallach, pers. comm., May 2019 [atrofrontalis]
Holotype: USNM 72307 [hughi]
Holotype: MNHN-RA [michaelis]
Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.17.81 (1937.2.1.23). The holotype of C. m. univirgatus Smith, is also the type of C. m. smithi Klemmer 1963 nom. nov.) [smithi] 

Synonymy: Golay 1993 listed Callophis hughi COCHRAN 1927 as a synonym of Maticora maculiceps maculiceps. Cox 2000 synonymized hughi and michaelis with maculiceps and concluded that “none of the subspecies are valid” (without being explicit on the others).

Distribution of subspecies after WELCH 1994. 
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