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Sinomicrurus sauteri (STEINDACHNER, 1913)

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Oriental Coral Snake 
SynonymOligodon sauteri STEINDACHNER 1913: 219
Hemibungarus matsudai OSHIMA 1920: 21
Hemibungaus [sic] matsudai — TAKAHASHI 1930
Hemibungarus sauteri sauteri — MAKI 1931: 162
Hemibungarus sauteri — POPE 1935: 344
Calliophis japonicus sauteri — LOVERIDGE 1946: 153 (part.)
Calliophis sauteri — TAKARA 1962: 138 (part.)
Calliophis sauteri sauteri — KLEMMER 1963: 285
Calliophis japonicus sauteri — HARDING & WELCH 1980
Calliophis japonicus — GANS 1978: 18 (part.)
Calliophis (Hemibungarus) sauteri — LUE 1989: 39 (part.)
Hemibungarus japonicus sauteri — TORIBA in GOLAY et al. 1993: 141
Micrurus japonicus sauteri — WELCH 1994: 85 (part.)
Hemibungarus sauteri — OTA, ITO & LIN 1999
Sinomicrurus sauteri — SLOWINSKI, BOUNDY & LAWSON 2001
Calliophis sauteri — LILLYWHITE 2014: 28
Sinomicrurus sauteri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 676 
DistributionS/C Taiwan

Type locality: “Suishario, Formosa”  
TypesHolotype: NMW 23456 

Synonymy mainly after OTA et al. 1999. 
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  • Oshima, S. 1920. Notes on the venomous snakes from the islands of Formosa and Riu Kiu. Annu. Report. Inst. Sci. Govt. Formosa, (ser. 8) 2: 1-99 - get paper here
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