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Sinomicrurus kelloggi (POPE, 1928)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Kellogg's Coral Snake
Chinese: 福建华珊瑚蛇 
SynonymHemibungarus kelloggi POPE 1928: 6
Calliophis wongii FAN 1931
Callophis kelloggi — SMITH 1943: 426
Calliophis kelloggi DING & ZHENG 1974
Micrurus kelloggi — WELCH 1994: 85
Sinomicrurus kelloggi — SLOWINSKI, BOUNDY & LAWSON 2001
Hemibungarus kelloggi — ORLOV et al. 2003
Sinomicrurus kelloggi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 676 
DistributionVietnam, N Laos (fide WELCH 1994),
S China (Fujian, Hunan, incl. Hainan)

Type locality: Chungan Hsien, Fukien (= Chongan Xian, Fujian), China  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 33744 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: A Hemibungarus with 15 rows of scales,no longitudinal lines on the body, and head rather distinct from the neck (from Pope 1928). 
EtymologyNamed after Claude Rupert Kellogg (1886-1977), a zoologist, entomologist, and missionary who worked and collected in China (1911-1941). 
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  • PENG, Lifang; Lijun WANG; Li DING; Yiwu ZHU; Jian LUO; Diancheng YANG; Ruyi HUANG; Shunqing LU; and Song HUANG 2018. A New Species of the Genus Sinomicrurus Slowinski, Boundy and Lawson, 2001 (Squamata: Elapidae) from Hainan Province, China. Asian Herpetological Research 9 (2): 65-73. [doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.170090] - get paper here
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