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Hemibungarus calligaster (WIEGMANN, 1835)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesHemibungarus calligaster calligaster (WIEGMANN 1835)
Hemibungarus calligaster gemiannulis PETERS 1872
Hemibungarus calligaster mcclungi TAYLOR 1922 
Common NamesBarred Coral Snake 
SynonymCalliophis calligaster calligaster (WIEGMANN 1835)
Elaps calligaster WIEGMANN 1834: 253
? Elaps collaris vel calligaster — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 1226
Naja (Hamadryas) fasciata PETERS 1861
Hemibungarus calligaster — PETERS 1862: 637
Hemibungarus calligaster — BOULENGER 1896
Hemibungarus calligaster calligaster — WELCH 1994: 65
Hemibungarus calligaster — SLOWINSKI, BOUNDY & LAWSON 2001
Hemibungarus calligaster calligaster — MCLEOD et al. 2011
Hemibungarus calligaster — WALLACH et al. 2014: 325

Calliophis calligaster gemianulis (PETERS 1872)
Hemibungarus gemianulis PETERS 1872
Hemibungarus calligaster gemianulis — WELCH 1994: 65
Calliophis calligaster gemianulis — ALCALA et al. 2004
Hemibungarus calligaster gemianulis — GAULKE 2011: 320
Hemibungarus gemianulis — SUPSUP et al. 2016

Calliophis calligaster macclungi (TAYLOR 1922)
Hemibungarus macclungi TAYLOR 1922
Hemibungarus calligaster macclungi — WELCH 1994: 65 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Cebu, Negros, Panay, Polillo)

calligaster: Luzon

gemianulis: Cebu, Negros, Panay; Type locality: “Philippinen”

mcclungi: Polillo 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.
TypesHolotype: ZMB 2742
Holotype: ZMB 7405 [Hemibungarus gemianulis PETERS 1872] 

Type species: Elaps calligaster WIEGMANN 1834 is the type species of the genus Hemibungarus PETERS 1862. 
  • Alcala, E.L.; Alcala, A.C. & Dolino, C.N. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles in tropical rainforest fragments on Negros Island, the Philippines. Env. Cons.31 (3): 254-261 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Ferner, John W.; Sison, Rogelio V.; Gonzales, Pedro C.; Kennedy, Robert S. 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of the Zambales Mountains of Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Herpetological Natural History 4 (1): 1-22
  • Brown; Rafe; Cameron Siler, Carl Oliveros, Luke Welton, Ashley Rock, John Swab, Merlijn Van Weerd, Jonah van Beijnen, Dominic Rodriguez, Edmund Jose, Arvin Diesmos 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VIII: the herpetofauna of Cagayan and Isabela Provinces, northern Sierra Madre Mou ntain Range. ZooKeys 266 (2013) Special Issue: 1-120<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.266.3982 - get paper here
  • CASTOE, Todd A.; ERIC N. SMITH, RAFE M. BROWN and CHRISTOPHER L. PARKINSON 2007. Higher-level phylogeny of Asian and American coralsnakes, their placement within the Elapidae (Squamata), and the systematic affinities of the enigmatic Asian coralsnake Hemibungarus calligaster (Wiegmann, 1834). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151, 809–831 - get paper here
  • DEVAN-SONG, Anne and Rafe M. BROWN 2012. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VI: The Herpetofauna of the Subic Bay Area. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (1): 1–20 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C., Bibron, G. & DUMÉRIL, A. H. A., 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., and G. Bibron. 1835. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles, Vol. 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris, iv + 680 p. - get paper here
  • Ferner, John W., Rafe M. Brown, Rogelio V. Sison and Robert S. Kennedy 2000. The amphibians and reptiles of Panay Island, Philippines. Asiatic Herpetological Research 9: 1-37 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 2011. The herpetofauna of Panay Island, Philippines. Edition Chimaira, 390 pp.
  • Kucharzewski, Christoph & Frank Tillack 2007. Redescription of the type specimen of Naja (Hamadryas ?) fasciata Peters, 1861, a junior synonym of Hemibungarus calligaster calligaster (Wiegmann, 1834) (Reptilia, Squamata, Elapidae). Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin 83 (S1): 52-55
  • Leviton,A.E. 1964. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes. IIl. The genera Maticora and Calliophis. Philippine J. Sci. 92: 523-550 - get paper here
  • MCLEOD, David S.; Cameron D. SILER, Arvin C. DIESMOS, Mae L. DIESMOS, Vhon S. GARCIA, Angela O. ARKONCEO, Kelvin L. BALAQUIT, Charlene C. UY, Mariden M. VILLASERAN, Earle C. YARRA, Rafe M. BROWN 2011. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, V: The Herpetofauna of Angat Dam Watershed, Bulacan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (4): 177–198 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1862. Zur craniologischen Unterscheidung der Schlangengattung Elaps und über eine neue Art der Gattung Simotes, S. semicinctus. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1862 (November): 635-638 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1872. Über drei neue Schlangenarten (Calamaria bitorques, Stenognathus brevirostris und Hemibungarus gemianulis) von den Philippinen. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1872 (Juli): 585-587 - get paper here
  • Siler, C.D.; L.J. Welton; J.M. Siler; J. Brown; A. Bucol; A.C. Diesmos; R. Brown. 2011. Amphibians and Reptiles, Luzon Island, Aurora Province and Aurora Memorial National Park, Northern Philippines: New island distribution records. Check List 7 (2):182-195 - get paper here
  • Slowinski, Joseph B.; Boundy, Jeff & Lawson,R. 2001. The phylogenetic relationships of Asian coral snakes (Elapidae: Calliophis and Maticora) based on morphological and molecular characters. Herpetologica 57 (2): 233-245 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The snakes of the Philippine Islands. Manila (Bureau of Printing or Science), Monograph 16: 312 pp. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wiegmann, A. F. A. 1834. In: Dr. F. J. F. Meyen: Beiträge zur Zoologie gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erde. Siebente Abhandlung. Amphibien. Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academia Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina (Halle) 17: 185-268 [1835] - get paper here
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