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Species of Thailand

Malaysian banded coral snake

In Thai: งูพริกสีน้ำตาล, ngu phrik see namdtan

Binomial name: Calliophis intestinalis, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, 1768

Calliophis intestinalis, commonly known as the banded Malaysian coral snake, is a species of venomous elapid snake endemic to Southeast Asia.

Geographic range

C. intestinalis is found in Borneo, Indonesia, Java, and Malaysia.

Venom

This small species possesses a potent venom, and human fatalities from its bite have been recorded.

Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.

  • Calliophis intestinalis everetti (Boulenger, 1896)
  • Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis (Laurenti, 1768)
  • Calliophis intestinalis lineata (Gray, 1835)
  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi (Bleeker, 1859)

Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Calliophis.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Serpentes
Family
Elapidae
Genus
Calliophis
Species
Calliophis intestinalis

Common names

  • German: Gestreifte Bauchdrüsenotter
  • English:
    • Banded Malaysian coral snake
    • Striped coral snake
    • Brown long-glanded coral snake
  • Thai: งูพริกสีน้ำตาล, ngu phrik see namdtan

Subspecies

  • Calliophis intestinalis bilineata, Wilhem Carl Hartwig Peters, 1881

  • Calliophis intestinalis everetti, George Albert Boulenger, 1896

  • Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, 1768

  • Calliophis intestinalis lineata, John Edward Gray in Gray & Thomas Hardwicke, 1835

  • Calliophis intestinalis philippina, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1864

  • Calliophis intestinalis suluensis, Franz Steindachner, 1891

  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi, P. BLeeker, 1859

Synonyms

  • Calliophis intestinalis, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Calliophis intestinalis philippinus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis suluensis, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis lineatus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis everetti, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis bilineata, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Maticora intestinalis thepassi, Johan van Rooijen & Rooijen (2004)
  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Calliophis intestinalis, Joseph Bruno Slowinski et al. (2001)
  • Maticora intestinalis lineata, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Maticora intestinalis, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Maticora intestinalis suluensis, Kenneth Welsh (1994)
  • Maticora intestinalis philippina, Kenneth Welsh (1994)
  • Maticora intestinalis nigrotaeniatus, Kenneth Welsh (1994)
  • Maticora intestinalis lineata, Kenneth Welsh (1994)
  • Maticora intestinalis everetti, Kenneth Welsh (1994)
  • Maticora intestinalis bilineata, Kenneth Welsh (1994)
  • Maticora intestinalis intestinalis, Kenneth Welsh (1994)
  • Maticora intestinalis everetti, Ulrich Manthey (1983)
  • Maticora intestinalis sumatrana, Georg Haas (1950)
  • Maticora intestinalis lineata, Arthur Loveridge (1944)
  • Maticora intestinalis nigrotaeniata, Arthur Loveridge (1944)
  • Maticora intestinalis everetti, Arthur Loveridge (1944)
  • Maticora intestinalis intestinalis, Arthur Loveridge (1944)
  • Maticora intestinalis immaculata, Arthur Loveridge (1944)
  • Maticora intestinalis forma nigrotaeniata, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)
  • Calamaria klossi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1926)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. sumatranus, Theodorus Willem van Lidth de Jeude (1922)
  • Maticora intestinalis, Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1922)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. trilineatus, George Albert Boulenger (1920)
  • Doliophis intestinalis, Volz (1904)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. vertebralis, Franz Werner (1900)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. lineata, Stanley Smyth Flower (1899)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. nigrotaeniatus, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Calliophis intestinalis everetti, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Doliophis philippinus, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. sumatrana, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. trilineata, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Doliophis intestinalis var. everetti, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Doliophis bilineatus, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Doliophis intestinalis forma typica, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Doliophis intestinalis, George Albert Boulenger (1896)
  • Adeniophis bilineatus, George Albert Boulenger (1894)
  • Adeniophis intestinalis (partim), Oskar Boettger (1892)
  • Callophis intestinalis var. suluensis, Franz Steindachner (1891)
  • Calliophis intestinalis suluensis, Franz Steindachner (1891)
  • Callophis intestinalis var. malayana, Fritz Müller (1890)
  • Elaps sumatranus, Theodorus Willem van Lidth de Jeude (1890)
  • Adeniophis intestinalis, George Albert Boulenger (1890)
  • Callophis intestinalis var. nigrotaeniatus, Johann Gustav Fischer (1885)
  • Callophis bilineatus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1881)
  • Calliophis intestinalis bilineata, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1881)
  • Adeniophis nigrotaeniatus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1871)
  • Callophis intestinalis, Bernhard Meyer (1869)
  • Callophis intestinalis var. philippina, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Calliophis intestinalis philippina, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Callophis intestinalis var. malayana, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Callophis intestinalis, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Calliophis furcates var. nigrotaeniatus, Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters (1863)
  • Elaps thepassi, Pieter Bleeker (1859)
  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi, Pieter Bleeker (1859)
  • Callophis [sic] intestinalis, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1859)
  • Elaps melanotaenia, Salomon Müller (1858)
  • Elaps trilineatus, Pieter Bleeker (1858)
  • Elaps melanototaenia, Salomon Müller (1857)
  • Elaps tri lineatus, André Marie Constant Duméril, Gabriel Bibron & Auguste Duméril (1854)
  • Elaps furcatus, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1854)
  • Elaps intestinalis var., Theodore Edward Cantor (1847)
  • Elaps intestinalis, Theodore Edward Cantor (1847)
  • Elaps furcatu (sic), Hermann Schlegel (1837)
  • Maticora lineata, John Edward Gray in Gray & Thomas Hardwicke (1835)
  • Calliophis intestinalis lineata, John Edward Gray in Gray (1835)
  • Elaps furcatus, Friedrich Boie (1827)
  • Vipera furcata, François Marie Daudin (1803)
  • Elaps furcatus, Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider (1801)
  • Callophis intestinalis, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1768)
  • Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1768)
  • Aspis intestinalis, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1768)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Calliophis intestinalis 1916

Range Map

Distribution map of Malaysian banded coral snake, Calliophis intestinalis in Thailand
Range map of Calliophis intestinalis in Thailand