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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Genus: Hemibungarus
Species (1): H. calligaster – H. mcclungi

Hemibungarus Peters, 1862: 637

Type species: Elaps calligaster Wiegmann, 1834, by monotypy.

Primary references

Peters, W.C.H. 1862. Zur craniologischen Unterscheidung der Schlangengattung Elaps und über eine neue Art der Gattung Simotes, S. semicinctus. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussische Akademie des Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1862: 635–638. BHL

Additional references

Castoe, T.A., Smith, E.N., Brown, R.M. & Parkisnon, C.L. 2007. Higher-level phylogeny of Asian and American coralsnakes, their placement within the Elapidae (Squamata), and the systematic affinities of the enigmatic Asian coralsnake Hemibungarus calligaster (Wiegmann, 1834). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151(4): 809–831. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00350.x Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Hemibungarus . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 18 July 2018.

Hemibungarus is a genus of venomous elapid snakes known commonly as barred coral snakes.

Hemibungarus species are endemic to the Philippines.

Barred coral snake, Hemibungarus calligaster (Wiegmann, 1835)
Philippine false coral snake, Hemibungarus gemianulis (Peters, 1872)
McClung's Philippine coral snake, Hemibungarus mcclungi (Taylor, 1922)


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