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Bungarus sindanus BOULENGER, 1897

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Sind Krait 
SynonymBungarus caeruleus sindanus BOULENGER 1897
Bungarus sindanus — ANNANDALE 1905
Bungarus sindanus — KHAN 1985
Bungarus walli WALL 1907
Bungarus walli — SMITH 1943: 418
Bungarus caeruleus sindanus — KLEMMER 1963
Bungarus caeruleus sindanus — MINTON 1966
Bungarus sindanus razai KHAN 1985
Bungarus sindanus — WELCH 1994: 39
Bungarus walli — SHARMA 2004
Bungarus sindanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 130 
DistributionSE Pakistan, NW India (Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab)

sindanus: S Pakistan, adjacent India; Type locality: "Umarkot" and "Sukkur, Sindh" [= Umarkot, S Sindh Prov., 25°24'N, 69°43'E, elevation 10 m and Sukkur, 27°41'N, 68°51'E, elevation 60 m, N Sindh Prov., SE Pakistan]. Restricted to Sindh Basin
fide Boulenger (1897: 73).

razai: N Pakistan

Type locality: Sind, West Pakistan [BOULENGER 1897]  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.18.54-55 (, Sukkur (L.l Mountford) and BMNH 1946.1.19.16 ( 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Medium-sized snake, head barely distinguishable from neck; Loreal absent; median dorsal scale row distinctly en- larged; subcaudals not divided; dorsal scales at midbody 17; ven- trals 220 – 237; subcaudals 49 – 52; anal entire; first light trans- verse band appears at the level of eleventh to fifteenth ventrals; carnivorous. (Baig et al. 2008) 

Synonymy: Mertens 1969 considered B. sindanus as a variant (and synonym) of B. caeruleus. Bungarus sindanus walli WALL 1907 is now treated as a valid species.

Distribution: Possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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