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Genus/Species

 

Hemibungarus calligaster, Barred coral snake

Clinical entries

For clinical data see section “Risk” below

formerly genus Calliophis

Species

  • 1. Hemibungarus calligaster

 

The genus Hemibungarus (including the single species H. calligaster, formerly Calliophis calligaster), together with the genus Sinomicrurus, are now termed "Asian coral snakes". 

Taxonomy

Serpentes; Elapidae; Elapinae

Common names

Asian coral snakes

 

  • 1. Barred coral snake

Distribution

Philippines. See link "Distribution" at the top of the page for detailed information.

Biology

According to recent findings, Hemibungarus calligaster appears to be more closely related to mambas, kraits or the king cobra than to the Asian and New World coral snakes (Calliophis spp., Sinomicrurus spp., Micrurus spp., Micruroides spp. and Leptomicrurus spp.).

Literature (biological)

Castoe et al. 2007, Slowinski et al. 2001, Smith et al. 2008