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Calliophis suluensis (STEINDACHNER, 1891)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Sulu Islands Banded Coral Snake 
SynonymCallophis intestinalis var. suluensis STEINDACHNER 1891
Maticora intestinalis suluensis — WELCH 1994: 75
Calliophis intestinalis suluensis — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Calliophis suluensis — LEVITON et la. 2014
Calliophis suluensis — BROWN et al. 2018
Calliophis suluensis — WEINELL et al. 2019 
DistributionPhilippines (Sulu Archipelago: Jolo, Siasi)

Type locality: Sulu Island  
TypesSyntypes: NMW 
DiagnosisDESCRIPTION. Black crossbars on venter contact black on sides of body; dorsolateral stripe broad, tan or reddish brown; no distinct while line on sides along outer scale rows; prefrontals cream colored (specimen in alcohol), or at least lighter than rest of head; cream-colored crossbars on venter do not extend onto sides of body above first scale row; ventrals 197–218; subcaudals 24–33; 39 black crossbars on venter, 3 on underside of tail (from Leviton et al. 2014: 494). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • 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
  • Steindachner, F. 1891. Über einige neue und seltene Reptilien- und Amphibienarten. Sitzungsb. Ber. Kais. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Abt.1, 100 (6): 289-313, 2 plates - 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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