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Calliophis melanurus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea
Familia: Elapidae
Genus: Calliophis
Species: Calliophis melanurus

Indian Coral Snake Calliophis melanurus is a species of snake found in India (Maharashtra), Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Race sinhaleyus is found in Sri Lanka.

References

* Boulenger, George A. 1890 The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp.
* Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1951 Spolia Zeylanica, 26: 147
* Slowinski, Joseph B.; Boundy, Jeff & Lawson,R. 2001 The phylogenetic relationships of Asian coral snakes (ElapidaCalliophis and Maticora) based on morphological and molecular characters. Herpetologica 57 (2): 233-245


External links

* Calliophis melanurus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database
* http://itgmv1.fzk.de/www/itg/uetz/herp/photos/Calliophis_melanurus.jpg
* http://itgmv1.fzk.de/www/itg/uetz/herp/photos/Calliophis_melanurus_vent.jpg

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