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Calliophis nigrotaeniatus PETERS, 1863

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Banded Malaysian Coral Snake, Striped Coral Snake
G: Gestreifte Bauchdrüsenotter 
SynonymCalliophis furcates var. nigrotaeniatus PETERS 1863
Adeniophis nigrotaeniatus — PETERS 1871
Callophis intestinalis var. nigrotaeniatus — FISCHER 1885: 3
Elaps sumatranus LIDTH DE JEUDE 1890
Doliophis intestinalis var. everetti BOULENGER 1896
Doliophis intestinalis var. nigrotaeniatus — BOULENGER 1896: 403
Doliophis intestinalis var. sumatrana — BOULENGER 1896: 403
Doliophis intestinalis var. sumatranus — LIDTH DE JEUDE 1922
Maticora intestinalis forma nigrotaeniata — SMITH 1931
Maticora intestinalis nigrotaeniata — LOVERIDGE 1944
Maticora intestinalis everetti — LOVERIDGE 1944
Maticora intestinalis sumatrana — HAAS 1950
Maticora intestinalis everetti — MANTHEY 1983
Maticora intestinalis everetti — MALKMUS & SAUER 1993
Maticora intestinalis everetti — WELCH 1994: 75
Maticora intestinalis nigrotaeniatus — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis thepassi — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Calliophis intestinalis everetti — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Calliophis nigrotaeniatus — FUKUYAMA et al. 2020 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra), peninsular Malaysia (Cameron Highlands), E Malaysia (Borneo: Sabah, Mt. Penrissen; Mt. Kinabalu)

Type locality: Bukit Barisan mountain range (Kepahiang), Sumatra, Indonesia.  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 4906, designated by Fukuyama et al. 2020. Paralectotype: ZMB 4885, unlocated fide Fukuyama et al. 2020. Other specimens: ZRC 2.3944, from Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah. ZRC 2.3946, 2.3948, from the Cameron Highlands, Pahang. MZB Oph 2176, from Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan Selatan, Sumatra. BMNH 1915.12.2.41, from Sungai Kumbang (now Mt. Kerinci, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Jambi, Sumatra). USNM
70849, 70850, from Kepahiang, Bengkulu, Sumatra; KUHE 53910, from Mt. Penrissen, Sarawak.
Holotype: RMNH 4331, from Kaju Tanam (now Kayu Tanam, Padang Pariaman, Sumatra Barat Province, Sumatra, Indonesia) [Elaps sumatranus]
Syntypes: BMNH 1895.11.7.30–31, two specimens from Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah; note that Sang et al. 2009 considered the types of everetti as “unknown” [Doliophis intestinalis var. everetti] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: The following combination of characters distinguishes C. nigrotaeniatus from other species of the genus: relatively small body size (maximum SVL: 587 mm), six supralabials, six infralabials, one preocular, two postoculars, 13 scale rows along entire body, anal single, ventrals 209– 230 in males and 216–246 in females, subcaudals 24–29 in males and 22–33 in females, no light vertebral stripe, a pair of gray or dark blue stripes on each side of dorsum, ventrum bright red with 19–46 black bands on ventrals and 2–5 black bands on subcaudals (Fukuyama et al. 2020). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin niger, nigra, nigrum = black or dark, and taenia = band or stripe, referring to the dark stripes on the dorsum of the species. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Fischer, J.G. 1886. Ueber eine Kollektion Reptilien und Amphibien von der Insel Nias und über eine zweite Art der Gattung Anniella GRAY. Abh. Naturw. Ver. Hamburg 19 (1): 3-10
  • Fukuyama, I., Vogel, G., Matsui, M., Eto, K., Munir, M., Hossman, M. Y., ... & Nishikawa, K. 2020. Systematics of Calliophis intestinalis with the Resurrection of Calliophis nigrotaeniatus (Elapidae, Serpentes). Zoological Science, 37(6) - get paper here
  • HAAS, C.P.J. De 1950. Checklist of the snakes of the Indo-Australian archipelago. Treubia 20 (3): 511-625 - get paper here
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1890. Reptilia from the Malay Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. ln: M. WEBER: Zoologische Ergebnisse einer Reise in Niederländisch Ost-Indien. Leiden (E. J. Brill), 1 (2): 178-192.
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1922. Snakes from Sumatra. Zoologische Mededelingen 6: 239-253. - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1944. A new elapid snake of the genus Maticora from Sarawak, Borneo. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 57: 105-106 - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R. & H. Sauer 1993. Die Folgen eines Bisses von Maticora intestinalis everetti. Salamandra 29 (2): 153-154 - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Peters, W. 1871. Uber neue Reptilien aus Ostafrika und Sarawak (Borneo), vorzüglich aus der Sammlung des Hrn. Marquis J. Doria zu Genua. Mber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss., Berlin [1871]: 566-581 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1863. Über eine neue Schlangengattung, Styporhynchus, und verschiedene andere Amphibien des zoologischen Museums. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1863 (October): 399-413 - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1931. The herpetology of Mt. Kinabalu, North Borneo, 13455 ft. Bull. Raffles Mus. No. 5: 3-32. - 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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